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Ski buying advice needed

jarckl00

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Hi - I am looking ot buy a pair of skis to use almost entirely in the Northeast. I am 40 years old, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds. Advanced but not expert level. Any opinions? Are these lengths too short?

1) Nordic Steadfast 85 DC - 174CM
2) Nordic Steadfast 80CA - 174 CM
3) K2 Mindbender 90C - 172 CM
4) K2 Mindbender 85 - 170CM

Thanks!
 

Philpug

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Hi - I am looking ot buy a pair of skis to use almost entirely in the Northeast. I am 40 years old, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds. Advanced but not expert level. Any opinions? Are these lengths too short?

1) Nordic Steadfast 85 DC - 174CM
2) Nordic Steadfast 80CA - 174 CM
3) K2 Mindbender 90C - 172 CM
4) K2 Mindbender 85 - 170CM

Thanks!
If you are looking to improve, the 85 DC, the others are for the skier you are now.
 

Joaliber

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Hi I am looking for some feedback on Nordica steadfast 75. I am considering the 156 for a 22 yo 5'4 male intermediate shooter who will ski Vermont resorts. He is not a mogul , woods skiier or off piste skiier. Are these perhaps a bit too entry level ? I would rather an 80-88 but it's very hard to find a ski for a man under 160 that isn't a beginner ski. was looking at used or a lease since am unsure of how much he will ski, but the ski show in Boston has these for $400 with bindings ( not the best bindings but certainly ok)
Thanks in advance
 

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