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Head Cyber 18 skis (XL)

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Anyone know anything about these skis in terms of suitability. My wife bought them in season 99/00 but has hardly used them. I tried them last season and quite liked them - perhaps because they are 160's. They are maybe too flexible though and seem very light.

My own skis are Rossignol Energy 99 178's but I am thinking of new all mountain skis e.g. Head Cyber IC 160 Super Railflex or Atomic C series C9 Pulse.

Any comments would be welcome.
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handyman, IF I HeAD to ski the Cyber 18s (or 24s or 22s) again, I would ski them at least 10, possibly 20cm longer than anything modern like the C9 pulse. I say that because I wonder how well matched the Cyber 18s are in 160cm to your size, weight, and strength.

I can fairly tell you that either of the current models you mention will perfom more than a little better on hardpack or at speed.

The shapes of shaped skis have been evolving very, very fast, almost as fast as computer gear. If you haven't tried anything recent, be prepared to be amazed by the difference.
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handyman? Can you tell us more about yourself and your skiing then?
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comprex, no problem. Height 5'6", weight - a too heavy 159lbs but am quite fit. Been skiing for more years than I care to remember (pension in sight) in Scotland, Europe & USA. At least 2 continental ski hols pa + one day per week in Scotland - snow permitting.

I hardly ever go off piste (might try this coming season) but ski everything in all conditions except mogul fields. Last season I unexpectedly ended up on holiday with a party of ski instructors, so it was really fast all week. I have always had quite long skis and did notice in the Trans Arc gondola at les Arcs that my skis were sometimes longer than people taller than me, which is why I tried my wife's skis for a week at Val d'Isere.

I am probably quite a good skier, advanced perhaps but have off days. My Rossi's are Energy 9.9 plus purchased in 1999. I fancy a shorter ski but have a feeling that the Head 18 is not quite right.

Was contemplating a last seasons model but don't mind paying more for a new model if it's worth it. I might also go for new boots as I find my Salomon Evolution 9 boots perhaps a shade too long.

Whilst on, I bought a pair off Dolomite sport carve boots in Italy about 5/6 years ago for £90 but have used them twice, size 320mm. Are they sellable?

Thanks for your interest.
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handyman, add the Volkl 4**** and 7 24 EXP to your demo list, figure around 163cm, but get some new boots!

I saw some (3pairs) Rossi Energy 9.9s selling for US$50 last weekend for use as mogul skis. Can't say anything about the Dolomites- it is a brand with very limited presence in the US market.
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comprex, thanks for info. Confused
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