View Full Version : Help a JONG find a pair of BROs
12-16-2008, 12:05 AM
So I've decided I want to get a pair of BROs this year and I had a few questions. First I'll give you some background. I'm 5'10 and weigh 150, I'm working on it. I'm an intermediate skier but I'm looking to get better this year. I ski in the PNW, mostly at Crystal. I'll be mounting whatever skis I get with Barons and I'm hoping to get into some light touring this year. I think the 179 or 183 BROs in a soft flex would be the best bet for me but I had a few questions
1. What are the differences between the two?
2. Both semi-twin tips correct?
3. Whats the availability on both models?
Thanks for helping out a BRO JONG. PM Gear is exactly the kind of company I'm looking to support and I can't wait to order a pair of BROs.
12-16-2008, 10:14 AM
1) SEARCH FUNCTION
2)Get on the PMGear web site and poke around in their forum
3) Email PMGear by all accounts they are the shit and will hook you up (evidence more than apperent on the PMgear forum (2) and in PMgear/Bro threads on TGR (1)
12-16-2008, 07:36 PM
I haven't experienced the 179's however I have the 188's soft and the 183's both soft and stiff. I found the flex and camber to be different in comparing the bro's made in Reno and Euro. The Euro made ski's are stiffer underfoot where the Reno Bro's seem to have a nice uniform flex through out the ski. I am not sure how the 188 soft and 183 flex numbers wise, but the 183 soft, assuming because of the stiffer flex under foot, feels like a firmer ski than the 188 soft. The 188's tips chattered a little at speed, as discussed here at length that is more of a technique issue than ski issue, but I really did love the ride of the 188's. I think the 183 have more camber then the 188's and will probably perform better on firmer snow, however, I haven't skied the 183 enough to say whether I like them more than the 188's or not, they are definitely different skis.
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