I can get last years alpha 2's pretty cheap, so I was wondering how long should i get them? Im 170cm tall (5,6 feet I think). I heard that they feel a lot shorter than they are so I was thinking of getting them in 176, last year I was skiing 166 afterbangs, anyone know how much longer the 170 alphas are? I would prefer getting the 170's but from what I have heard they might feel really short. Help me please?
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who else thinks its funny that the blunt roll is at 4:20? -Oreopancake
You're definitely going to want 176s. From what I hear, they do ski super short (as you mentioned), so you should be able to rock 'em just fine. And, if you're mounting them at or close to center, it makes them seem even shorter.
How the fuck do you go to sleep knowing you're going to hit Chad's Gap the next day? - Rowen
Just a heads up as far as mounting goes, make sure you actually measure to find your centre then adjust your point accordingly. Although they are marked at centre, I measured and my centre is around a cm ahead of actual centre. So just a heads up, not sure if I just have a top sheet thats slightly off or if its through the whole batch.
I mounted my Alpha 1's at recommended -2.5cm because of the additional tip rocker.
Just a note on the differences between the 1's and 2's: the Alpha 1's are slightly stiffer and also have a sintered base which is faster but also more high-maintenance. The Alpha 2's have a slightly slower base but it doesn't require as much in the way of maintenance (frequent waxing).