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Thread: Are 188 CRJ's too short for me
10-07-2011, 09:11 PM #1
Are 188 CRJ's too short for me
Hey guys I am looking into buying a pair of 188 crj's. I am 6'4 215 expert skier I want to throw some dukes on these and tour every so often. I am just wondering if there are any bigger guys that have skied these and do you like them or should I look for something else. Thanks
10-07-2011, 09:23 PM #2
10-07-2011, 09:24 PM #3
I don't think they're too short but they may be a touch soft at your size.
10-07-2011, 09:44 PM #4
I have always been a very AGGRESSIVE skier but after 2 knee surgeries last season we shall see. I'm 28 if that makes any difference.
10-07-2011, 09:45 PM #5
I'm about your exact same stature (an inch shorter if you must know - jesus quite rubbing it in your giant) and have the 188 CRJs. I loved them for every use except deep chop or heavy snow. In Vail luckily we didn't get a whole lot of heavy stuff. They were great in shallower stuff and even in straight pow
I'm getting the EHPs this year. I love 4FRNTs for powder skis, this will be my 4th pair
10-07-2011, 11:43 PM #6
Last edited by Shorty_J; 10-08-2011 at 12:23 AM.
10-08-2011, 12:23 AM #7
I'm 5'8" and just got a pair that I'm about to put dynafits on if that means anything to you.
Just hand flexing them yeah......not too short but maybe too soft.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
10-08-2011, 07:44 AM #8
depends, what other skis have you found to be too soft, or short, (or too long/stiff) overall my guess is yes, too small/short, but need some more info from you
10-08-2011, 08:41 AM #9
honestly I the last ski I felt was too small was the 183 bentchetler but that was before they had the 192. off the top of my head that is the last ski I can think of. only skied 4 days last season do to knee surgeries
10-08-2011, 09:39 AM #10
I'm about your size, and ski the CRJ almost every day at Alta. That being said, I don't ski like most of the manimals on the board.
If you're looking to have something fun and playful to get your legs back underneath you, then I think you'll have a blast on the CRJs. If, on the other hand, you're looking for something the get you back to your AGRESSIVE ways, then I would suggest looking at the 193 EHP as a good option. Or the 196 Renegade. You won't overpower either of those skis.Rider driven since '02.
10-08-2011, 10:14 AM #11
I really liked the CRJ's in my quiver...with a bunch of other chargy(er) sticks. it filled a nice niche spot of trees and 2-10" pow days with on/off piste versatility. really fun ski that likes to be skied a little slower and more playful like. Definitely like to be skied centered, and the tips can be a little divey in deeper pow for a bigger dude.
ultimately I chose to exhange it for a 186 renegade that hopefully will be equally as fun in the tight spots but offer a little more crud busting and fast skiing prowess . I have thought of making the CRJ's a touring ski if I can't sell em.
FWIW 6'2" 195 and not very flippy or spinny.thank you jerry
10-08-2011, 10:16 AM #12
oh yeah, I forgot.
BUY MY SKIS DUDEthank you jerry
10-08-2011, 10:25 AM #13
Go longer. I give this advice to almost everyone I know buying skis. Sure, it would help to know what else you liked. The Bent Chetler in 183 must have something like a 130cm running surface, i.e. quite short for a big dood.
I'm 5'10" 155# and I would certainly buy your CRJ in 18X. I ski ON3p Viciks in 182. If I bought a powder board, such as Chetlers, PMG, Billy Goats, Praxis or whatever, I would go for the 190 size as they ski sooooo short. I don't consider myself "aggressive" but lots of people disagree, i.e. it doesn't mean anything. The short, fat, sidecut ski fad is dead, and for good reason.
10-08-2011, 07:25 PM #14d00d
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- river city
I skied the 188 CRJ as my daily driver at Bridger Bowl last year, I'm 36, formerly AGGRESSIVE but still aggressive, 6' prolly #225 with all my gear, and like long walks on the beach. Demoed the EHP but preferred the CRJ.
Other skis I own and liked 187 XXL, Explosiv, Volkl g41,etc.- you know, stiff-ass skis.
For me the CRJ changed the way I look at the moutain, more playful as others have said, yeah for sure. For me they helped me enjoy turning more, I felt like I was working with the ski not fighting it, and actually skied backwards quite a bit (its fun!). They make a few inches of fresh feel like a meeeelion dollars.
Go for it.
10-09-2011, 05:31 PM #15Registered User
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- Oct 2011
Longer for sure. I am a bit taller than you, same weight and want to upsize from the 188.