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kosp364478 wrote an answer about on March 15, 2014

You are just dating a pair if skis and marring a pair of boots. Poor boot fit and alignment can destroy your skiing and not even having a clue what is going on. Most of the boot-fitters on East Coast (not all for sure) are overlooking the option for boot alignment. By the time you find a good one it already cost you a lot of money and ruined days of skiing.

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kosp364478 wrote an answer about on February 2, 2014

Try to lean forward more. Those skis also like to be on edges all the time. They can easily fall into the category carving skis. My bindings are at the middle line also and feel the skis very solid. Only time the skis can suffer is at high speeds.
Try to lean forward and tip more your edges.

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kosp364478 wrote an answer about on July 24, 2013

David, I am 5'9" and got 186cm length. You won't regret it. 176cm feels and skis a lot more like something under 170cm. 186cm probably for you will feel close to your k2. BBR 8.9 in 186cm are very responsive and easy to maneuver. If you are looking for something that will require zero adaptation then go with 176cm but will soon realize that it feels like downgrade.

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kosp364478 wrote a review of on March 9, 2013

5 5

I recently purchased BBR 8.9 at 186cm length. Finally an all mountain ski that not only claims but really does it all. I am 5'9" and usually don't ski that long, but those are perfect. So easy to turn, carve really well on hard pack with tight arcs. Excellent on powder and crud. All mountain ski have never been performing so good. I was sick of changing skis for groomers and powder or chopped and mushy snow. The ski really allows you to step on the tips and drive it through the turn as a real race ski while if you want to be more relax and a bit back seated the ski will do it as well. People are not aware with the versatility and the power of those ski and sometimes I can hear funny comments about the shape and the width of the tips. Whoever like to carve will love them from the first run.
Salomon needs to do something better advertising them since most of the people are skeptical, judging just by the look and knowing from the past that a fat ski will not perform on groomers. Indeed it's not a fat ski, it is just designed so it can perform in any conditions.
I am going to retire few pairs of my HEAD iSupershapes well known to be one of the best carving skis.
Salomon really nailed it with the BBR.

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