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#1 Sat, Jul 5, 2008 6:23 PM

JSKIER
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67/68 MPD

Hello and thanks again for a great site!

Not to be redundant....i have actually read all the posts on this subject but i am trying to size a new ski for myself.  I just demo'd a 67 MPD...coming from a 69 SIXAM.  It felt pretty dang small and super responsive...a little too much.  But i just want to make sure i shouldn't be on a 68.

I am 190lbs.  6ft.  Run 28 @ 36.  But am 32 years old and will probably go down in speed in a couple of years.  So my question is should i be on a 68?  Or does it really matter that much?  I am right in the middle on all the sizing charts.....

thanks again
J

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#2 Sat, Jul 5, 2008 6:49 PM

Doug Rooker
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Re: 67/68 MPD

J,
I initially was on a 67" MPD.  Liked it, but too responsive was what I felt as well.  Could not get consistent on the 67".  Went to the 68" MPD and never looked back.  68" ski rips and am consistent now.  I am 180 lbs., & 6 ft.  Run 38 @ 55k.

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#3 Sat, Jul 5, 2008 8:23 PM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

wow, I would never had thought it, 180 on a 68.  Iam 182 and just bought a 67 RS1. Hopefully I wont find out the same thing!

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#4 Sat, Jul 5, 2008 11:21 PM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

I always recommend skiing the smallest ski you can comfortably ride.  I ride a 66 RS1 and do not feel that it is small in the least bit.  I am 6'2" 180lbs and ski at 36mph.  I also think that each skier should listen to what they feel while skiing.  That being said, if you feel the ski is too small, demo the longer one.

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#5 Sun, Jul 6, 2008 12:33 AM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

Alright.  Thanks guys-
i might try this 67 one more time but tweak the settings a little.  Does anyone have a good set up to try as me first 2 sets on it i was biting pretty hard on 1/3/5.  And the ski felt pretty heavy in the water.

I am 6ft
190
LFF
22-28@36mph
Double Approach bindings....(which makes the measurements tougher)  I hate tweaking as well!!!
Measured....29 to back of ski
6.85
2.50
.75
8 degrees

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#6 Sun, Jul 6, 2008 1:29 AM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

Are you right foot forward?  What is the distance to your rear heel?

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#7 Sun, Jul 6, 2008 5:23 AM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

Chris-
I am Left foot forward....
Distance to heel is 16.25.  I can't move that up one with the approach's...only back unless i move the front binding which is 29.

thanks!
J

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#8 Sun, Jul 6, 2008 12:11 PM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

I would take out length to 6.840 and giver her a rip.  This should give you more width into both buoys and will make the ski feel more sporty. 

Chris

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#9 Wed, Jul 9, 2008 2:18 AM

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Re: 67/68 MPD

Chris-the adjustments to the 67 MPD rocked.  I still think i'll give the 68 a shot before i pop for one....however between then and now my boat underwent a little repair...1100 bucks that is....so i am tapped out for a little bit..  couldy you or someone help with my current set-up...

the ski bounces a little in the offside turn at times and doesn't seem to carry the speed through on onside...

skiing 28@36

i am riding a 69 SIXAM
LFF  Double Approaches
6.88
2.47
.89
Front boot 30.75
Back boot 18.5
8 degrees.

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