"Right" size ski?

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    "Right" size ski?

    Any ideas on what the "right" size ski is these days?

    I have multiple pairs or various lenghts and enjoy them all for they're inteneded purposes, but am wondering what the "manufacturers" recommended lenght for my height and weight. I am 210lbs, 6'3", and a type III skier, tend to be on the aggressive side.

    Just wondering what like frames might be skiing on..I tend to lean towards the longer skis myself.

    Thanks.

    M

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    I'm not so sure you....

    ....shouldn't expand the length issue to sidecut-turn radius, stiffness, and other features such as width under foot, etc.

    There's alot of choices out there on the shelf, and a good ski shop employee should be able to walk you through them. It might take 2 or 3 pairs to round out a good set up for all conditions, mountains, and your daily "whims".....
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    the "Right Size" Ski = the one that works for you,,,,,demo demo demo
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    im not looking I jsut wondered really what everyone else skis...length wise mostly..based on frame size...again..im from the "old school" of straight skis where length was the "way", so i tend to go with longer boards if there is such an animal anymore.

    M

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    Dog, I'm 5-10, 225. I use 184cm boards, but have 191, 196, and 198 boards as well - back when Bandit X's ran long. The extra length gives a lot of support, but I only use my 184 midfat's now.

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    2 seasons ago I was on a pair of 193 K2's that I had for about 6 years. I then demo'd a pair of Atomic M10's last year and the tech handed me a pair of 157's!!!!! I looked at him like he had 10 heads..he said "trust me"...I did and he was right on....so now I am on M10's 157's and they are a dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossiSkier
    Dog, I'm 5-10, 225. I use 184cm boards, but have 191, 196, and 198 boards as well - back when Bandit X's ran long. The extra length gives a lot of support, but I only use my 184 midfat's now.

    cool im on 185...thats exactly the type of response I Was looking for...

    M

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    I'm 5'11, 225 lbs and ski on a 168 volkl six star. Works really good for me.

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