CHOOSING A SKI
Of course we recommend you to ski on our Odyssey,
but for second best you might also choose the skis below if
our length and flex don't sound like they are right for you. Why
spend such high prices when you can purchase a good performing ski for
Dare to be different...
BUT IF YOU MUST PURCHASE ANOTHER SKI -
If you are looking for a well rounded all-terrain ski, and If you are a heavier skier, (over 190 lbs), you may not find any models in a firm enough flex for stability at speed.
Most ski areas have a demo rental in their rental area. You can try several pair in a day if you take them back after a few runs. Try them out. Find out what feels good for you. If you are an average skier you will instantly note the improvement in your skiing with a mid-fat ski.
Expert skiers are making claim to the midfats and fat skis saying they are the only ones that can handle these widths. They are wrong, But they sure like the benefits they get from the midfats. I sincerely believe that time will bring the industry to the inevitable. Physics will finally prevail. But it is going to take the public to speak out to the manufacturers so they get the message that the public needs these wider skis at a reasonable price. Why should the experts and those willing to pay the high price be the only ones to have the advantage of the wider ski?
Here is a list of other skis you might want
Remember we are the only company custom flexing skis, one of the only US ski manufacturers. Some of the major companies are starting to get the idea so ask your store reps.
If you are looking for a mid-fat ski like the ODYSSEY, that is not only good in powder and crud, but is a blast on the groomers, you might want to try one or more of the following models, they have the right mix of dimensions and are potential alternative if you find one with the proper flex for your weight. The wider the waist the more flotation for powder.
|15.7m @ 170cm
16.2m @ 170cm
23m @ 170cm
18m @ 168cm
T9 Lotta Luv
|18m @ 174cm
16.5m @ 167cm
17.4m @ 169cm
17m @ 169cm
20m @ 169cm
18m @ 174cm
18m @ 174cm
18m @ 174cm
|14m @ 158cm
14m @ 158cm
15.5m @ 166cm
19.5m @ 172cm
||15.3m @ 168cm
|19.6m @ 170cm
19.4m @ 169cm
21.2m @ 168cm
20.1m @ 172cm
Remember: Wider is better, and demo skis under 175cm if they are available. If you start requesting a stiffer flex if you are over 185lbs maybe per chance the manufacturer will become obligated to produce them for us.
Thanks for your indulgence in this long winded explanation of why and how the mid-fat shaped ski should be benefiting you the skier. I would love to get your e-mails and hear what you have found out and feel. I will try to return all communications.
Customer Service: 1-360-387-3826
877 Port Susan Terrace ~ Camano Island, WA 98282