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11-20-2003, 08:43 AM
I got a response from dude_le on this (actually one of the people I was hoping to hear from), and he's sort of made up my mind for me, but I'm interested in what some other people have to say. I want 189 Pistols, but I found a pretty good deal on a pair of 179s. Should I go for it, or see if some 189s come my way? I've been skiing 188 G41s for a while and like them, so like dude said, I don't want to feel like I'm skiing on a snowlerblade. However, at the same time, if the shorter ski will still perform and float well, I'm not sure that'll matter.
Oh, I'm 5'11" and 165lbs.
11-20-2003, 09:20 AM
id go with the 189, 179 is tiny for a pow ski.
11-20-2003, 09:37 AM
aarrrr. i gave you an answer that made sense why you want an other one ! i will explain myself
i am more or less same size as you. i'm an ok skier. i was riding a 180 explosive mounted foward (1,5) witch is basically the same as pistol. Explosive are mounted a bit behing everybody else. any how. i found myself going over the steering a couple times, but thats not the point, this is what i use at a reference point.
What i meant when i said it would feel like a snowblade, is not that it will sink and die but that the ski will be superquick. The think will still be fun to ride but i feel that it will be quite nervous.
skiing is skiing its about going out not the ride (woa). it will still be good ride.
From what i have ridden, I find that with a longer set of boards, you can have extra stability. a 190 is not a superlong board when you have a 24m radius on a medium-stiffness board. In powder, i think that the ski will still be quick. Where you will gain is more stability when you put the pedal to the metal or just ride hard... I think that the 189 will be more work when you fall back. take for exemple tight spots. (ahh. bombing it down lower suprise to timberchair on 190 GS volkls !!!) anyway if you ski aggressive and stay centered go get a big foward pole plant the ski will be suprisingly responsive
The second fact that makes me think you should get the 189, is that you come from a 188 G4, also know as the GS ski of chop and crud, the widow maker, the sound breaking ski that i think is stiffer then the pistol. a ski that is stiffer will be harder to maneuver (frenglish spelling) at lower speeds. The fact that this ski is made to be mounted a bit back makes it even a bigger radius feeling ski (radius is actually at 22.9 M) If you want to achieve stability that is equivalent to that ski I think that it will not be achievable with a 79.
so to recapitulate, a 189 will give you similar stability as your G4 and will give you slightly more manuvrability. a 179 will still give you good flotation but will be super easy to initiate and will turn on a shorter radius. if you absolutly want that ski and want to ride big mountain on it i would see if i could mount it a bit back.
does it make sense now ?
11-20-2003, 09:38 AM
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11-20-2003, 10:14 AM
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound unappreciative. Like I said, you were one of the people I wanted to hear from and I'd pretty much made up my mind from your first post.
I see what you mean about the stability, that was what I was wondering. That's also the source of my indecisiveness. I want something that'll be stable at speed, but at the same time, I don't get to do much (if any) big mountain skiing. Since I've got the Volkls, I basically wanted a ski for deep days, when and if I am lucky enough to get 'em.
11-21-2003, 12:22 PM
If you're skiing more open terrain, I'd go 189. If you're getting your pow mostly in eastern trees, I feel bad for you. Oh, and I'd get the 179.
I'm 3'9" (as most people here will tell you) and 140 pounds and I went for the 179 because I like the flippy-spinny shit.
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