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I want to buy some 5 stars Volkl.I am 5ft 11 and 80kg,would the 168cm or the 175cm skis be ok, has anybody any advice. rolling eyes :
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Depends on your ability and how often you go off-piste. The better you are and the more time you spend off the longer your ski should be. If you very rarely go off-piste and don't compete in races/skiercross then 168cm should be perfectly adequate.
I assume you are not a beginner: what length do you usually ski?
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curlieu, I just changed my Salomon 3Vs which were 176 for Head iXRC 1100SW in 170 - I'm roughly the same height and a few kgs more. I haven't found any speed issues with the shorter ski, but I do switch to 179 Pistols when I want to spend more time in the pow pow
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curlieu, where do you live? Could you go to one of the snowdomes to try either size?
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I usually ski 170s and have skied for 8 years,Would like to do more off piste but do like speeding
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curlieu, M Coins has just bought the 5* & is exactly the same height and weight as you! He's mainly a speed freak on piste and has gone for the 168.
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curlieu, I bought the 5* at 168 this year. I am your height and weight. They are just right for me - fast, stable, fun, usable everywhere. I wouldn't change anything about them. I've been skiing more than twenty years and like to ski fast all over the mountain.
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curlieu,

Most definately the 168cm's.

I've got 5 Stars in 168cm. I'm 5' 9" & 83kg & they're superb at that length. I know that you're a bit taller than me but it's your weight that's the important factor. No problems with high speed stability on the 168's & that extra bit of control/radius is useful in tight spots.
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Wear The Fox Hat,

Hope you had as good 'un in the US - when are you posting a thread re your time at ESA & some feedback on your new Heads?
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spyderjon, I'll do that soon - although if you check out the resorts section, you'll see I posted a bit about Big Sky.

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(the Shocked is if you are in the back seat at all, they throw you, so they really keep you well balanced, but really reward you for skiing them well)
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