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Black Crows ORB vs OVA

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hello everybody,
I wanted to ask for opinion on those two models and I should give a bit of a backstory to my abilities before i do so Smile
Have not skied in a while due injuries, but this year I am planning to get back on it. I am beginner skier , have couple of winters behind me but all with carving skis and it has been probably good 5- 6 years since I was last skiing.
I am 90kg, 174cm.

I need to spend some time getting back to skiing first so it will be all trails, but I would love to get outside of the trails and try freeride.

Some time ago I purchased the Black Crows Orb model but for some reason I have picked 179 cm and those seem to be a bit taller than me and they do feel stable but somehow it feels not so easy to ride them ( hard to explain why) Here are the specs
Black Crows Orb (2011 model)
179 cm
tip 123
waist 90
tail 114
radius 21

I have found now a the Black Crows Ova (2017) for a good price ( 200 euros) specs:
170 cm
tip 120
waist 85
tail 108
radius 17

So my question is , should I get the Ova model since I need to spend more time on trails first and only after I feel comfortable on trails to try to move outside of trails. Those are also shorter with 9 cm than what I have, or should I try to just keep going with what I have currently and make it work.
I am leaving in few days and I dont have huge budget for more expensive skis or time to be super picky.
Will be in Austria all winter and should be riding every day. Smile
Thanks guys
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Disanski wrote:
.......So my question is , should I get the Ova model.....

Yes, because of this:
Disanski wrote:
....Will be in Austria all winter and should be riding every day.....
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