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Nick Papailiou

Nick Papailiou

Oregon roots - Stompin' in Utah

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Until tree's grow outlets, I'll be at the desk during the week. Nobody gives credit to da weekend warriors anymore, but there's plenty of goods after 5pm.

I am the Sports and Community for Salomon at the US headquarters in Ogden, UT.

Lemme know if you have any questions

Nick Papailiou

Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on October 11, 2011

Hey Gilliekc,

The biggest difference is that the Sentinel comes with titanium through the ski. This will play a major difference in ski performace, as it will be more stable, more stiff and burlier. Depending on how you skill develops, it could be a great ski of choice but if you're at all tentative, the Lord is a great replacement.

I use the Sentinel as my daily ski and love it.

Hope this helps,
nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 26, 2011

Hey Eric,

You cannot do them at home, or at least I wouldn't recommend it. Any shop that sells Salomon boots should have the liner ovens and would be able to help you out. I have seen a couple instances of toasted liners and a mess in someones oven, not good.

I would hate to spend the $500 bucks on a pair of boots and save $20 bucks by ruining them in my kitchen.

Hope this helps,
Nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 23, 2011

Hey Fil,

I'd say go with the 190 because although it's only 3'' in difference, you're gonna be more upset getting soething too small than if you got something with a little bit more meat! I am bigger than you in height and weight but mounted mine more progressive (forward) and love them. THis was a favorite ski in my quiver (until the Rocker2 came out)

You'd be surprised how many smaller people use the 182, so I say get the 190, mount'em forward and slay.

hope this helps,
nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 20, 2011

The Sentinel was my go-to daily ski last year and by no means should it be considered soft. I used the 191 and it brought back all the sensations of my race skis.

Never spent much time in moguls with them, but I can tell you this ski charges. Super solid at speed, and hooks up really well. There wasn't a day last year I was disappointed when using the Sentinel, even with so many other options in skis out there.

The Mantras are bad ass, and I'm not too sure how much 4mm will make of a difference though.

Either way, you've narrowed down your choice to two great skis.

Hope this helps,
Nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 20, 2011

Hey Ple,

I have been on both and I will be using the 192. I am also 6'1' and weigh 215. Even if I was 40 pounds lighter, I'd be on the 192.

The 8cm difference is actually pretty minimal in terms of effective edge length and I felt no issues on the bigger one not being nimble. The 184 was clearly too short for me, and I think it would be too short for you as well.

192 without question

Hope this helps,
Nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 20, 2011

192.

I'm a little bigger than you are, but when choosing the Rocker2 remember that it's full twin rocker so it can't really compare sizing to the Czar (traditional tail) Your effective edge length might even feel a bit smaller than your Czars.

If you're at all worried, I'd mount them a bit more progressive to mimmick the tip length of the Czar.

Great ski choice, though

Thanks,
Nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on September 12, 2011

Hey Oskar,

This is absolutely designed for skiing. The jackets cut and pockets were all specifically designed for on-hill use. It could also be worn around town after skiing, but it was not designed as a specific lifestyle piece.

I use this coat for colder skiing days.

Hope this helps,
Nick

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Nick Papailiou wrote an answer about on August 29, 2011

Hey McDaddy,

You should be able to make them work, because in general, after you mount a binding you can adjust one full size down and two full sizes up. BUT, it depends on the boot sole length of your boot. If it does work, you can expect the binding to be fully extended to accomodate your boot. I would anticipate remounting just to be safe.

Hope this helps,
Nick

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