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bil197378935 wrote an answer about on August 8, 2014

The one complaint I had about the JJs was a little lack of stability at high speed when I used them alpine - but they are perfect for a tele ski as I like my tele setups to be a little softer / more forgiving / quicker than my alpine setups - so the Norwalk seem like they could be perfect if I want a feel similar to JJ but with more beef for charging alpine.

Other skis I've owned for relative comparison on size (all seem about the right size): JJ 185 (sweet), Opus 185 (good but too heavy), Cochise 177 (good but tail a bit too stiff), BD Convert 180 (very nice, used for AT), Legend Pro 2007 176 (just right used on firm days), Huge Trouble 185 (nice but they'd work better with a bit of nose rocker); also SFB 178 but these were too short and should have gone 184 (in fact the SFBs measured short and the 178s were more like a 172). Me: 150, 5'7" aggressive expert - like to charge - ski mostly in PNW and BC. Norwalks would be mounted alpine for resort, cat ski etc on pow days but would take em out for crud busting / variable snow as well. I do ski the trees a lot. Thanks!

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bil197378935 wrote a question about on August 6, 2014

Norwalk sizing question vs JJ: The 185 JJs fit me quite well and I really enjoyed them for 2 seasons - last year I remounted my JJs tele and they work great - looking at Norwalk to fill the gap in my alpine quiver - given that the 185 JJ was sized well for me would you go 179 or 189 Norwalk ?Thanks!

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bil197378935 wrote a review of on January 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Both my son and I have one of these - very light, packable and quite warm for its weight - wear them as a layer under shell when skiing, as a warm up layer backcountry skiing and as a casual jacket around town - note that there are warmer jackets from Mont Bell if you need something super warm look at a higher fill weight down jacket like the Frost Smoke Parka which weights 12 oz has a hood and is very warm (I have one of those also when I need something warmer and it is also an excellent product) - I have a 3 year old model in medium - I'm 5'7" 150 and it fits great - my son has this year's model and it is roomier - he is 5'10" 170 and medium fits him well

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