Seeking the next best ski
- Nov 8, 2015
- Steamboat Springs, Co
Same! There is another 185lb skier on TGR this afternoon wanting a 108 shorter than his powder skis but longer than 182cm his weight. 172cm, 180cm, 186cm and 192cm would be perfect!I really wish dynastar made the 108 in a185. The 182 skis really well but it would be even better a touch longer.
The 182cm measures 181.5cm and the 192cm measures 189.25cm. I’d go around -1cm on the 182cm to make it ski longer/less loose and +1 or so on the 192cm to make it ski shorter and less critical of stance. Think I was on the line on the 182cm and plus 1.5cm on the 192cm when I demoed them.the 182 is fine, especially if you stay forward, its actual length is just under 182 which means its actual length is the same as many 184's however, if it was another two cm's longer..... I am skiing it tomorrow at +1 to see if it helps. I have a feeling it will. It is so much fun to ski, I wouldn't want to change the characteristics of what make this ski a blast.
Dont rule it out yet! Seriously, this skis longer than the 182 indicates. Im testing again this AM and I will report back. I have 3 good powder days on it and I honestly do not feel it's too short, Im 5' 11+ and 175, for skiing tight terrain, its a blast. its only occasionally did I think I wanted more length. @dusty and I were skiing around some "fun" terrain and I popped off a small snow covered tree and if there was a tad longer tail, I would have stuck it.... Couldn't be the skier though.They would already have my $ w/ a 108 @ 185.
Thank you. I'll need to demo these skis. Having both damp and pop in the same sentence while describing a ski sounds pretty amazing.
Not a ton to talk about here yet other than the the new M-Free 99, which seems to be the ski that everyone has interest in. I will cut to the chase, it lives up to the hype, this is one fun bugger of a ski. The 185 has an 18m radius (IIRC) and is darn playful. The 98-100 "resort powder" segment is growing, and there is no doubt that the M-Free 99 will be on many skiers' short lists. The only caveat is to size up, because it skis short. The M-Pros we got on are all carryover skis -- not a bad thing, because they are also very good skis.
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