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What ski length should I ride?
What's up everyone, I've finally wrecked my Line mastermind's I've been riding religiously for the past 5 years and am overdue for an upgrade. I'm 6'3 200lbs and am looking at getting the Armada ARV 96. I do most of my skiing in northern Michigan but I tend to get out to the west coast once or twice a year. I'm new-ish to the park and looking to get better, but I love to stomp some back country and powder when I can and the ARV 96 seems like a good park/all mountain ski for a really reasonable price. SO my question is what length should I ride now? (For reference my mastermind's were 170's but I was also only 5'6 when I bought them.)
Side note: Any recommendations for what bindings I should pair with the ARV's?
I believe the biggest size arv 96 is 184 cm which would be a pretty good size for you. As far as bindings go look pivots with a 95mm brake would work perfectly but I’m sure some other people here probably know other bindings that might be a bit cheaper
yeah max size on those is 184 so that's your ticket if you're getting ARV 96s. theyre a great ski for what you want, and unless you're better/more aggressive than you make it sound, it'll be just fine that they're a little shorter than you. how do your masterminds feel to you at this point? short? you're going to be making a decent jump in size to 184 anyway so i think it's a good pick at this point
for bindings, Look Pivots are arguably the best and most popular but it doesn't sound like you need them. plus tyrolia attack 13s are lighter, even closer to the ski, and shockingly cheap. you can get them now for like $130, they're pretty much everyone's go-to binding suggestion if someone needs help choosing one. make sure you get the 95 size brake if you're getting ARV 96s
happy to answer more questions if you got em
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