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georgea0731
05-11-2006, 01:26 PM
I'm considering an Andy Mapple 04/05 ski. I ski 15 0ff at 30 mph and weigh 170 lbs, so I think I need a 68"? what do you all think?

Anyone got one for sale or know of anyone? Please have them email me at amonette516@comcast.net

Thanks

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 01:36 PM
no a 67" maybe even a 66"

#47of100TeamMC
05-11-2006, 02:01 PM
I'd go 66" unless you are a beer drinker and/or half female and lied a little about your weight.

6ballsisall
05-11-2006, 02:02 PM
I'm 180 and ski similar.....I love my 68" Monza.

EricB
05-11-2006, 02:11 PM
I'd do a 68" due to your speed. Besides, the little extra length makes a big difference in smoothness

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 02:24 PM
i think that 30mph is not by personal preference but by skill level. i could only assume that he hopes to move up in speed.

east tx skier
05-11-2006, 02:26 PM
I'll split the difference here and say 67 because that's what I just got. We weigh the same and ski the same speed/line length. I'm on a 68 right now, but I was 30 lbs heavier when I bought it.

I had a Mapple a while back. I liked it, but didn't have the inclination back then to fool with the fin to get it to work just like I wanted it to. With my new-to-me ski, I'll be doing some fin tweaking.

east tx skier
05-11-2006, 02:27 PM
i think that 30mph is not by personal preference but by skill level. i could only assume that he hopes to move up in speed.

I'm hoping for the same at some point. :) But I think that's a fair assessment.

kcd
05-11-2006, 03:41 PM
I talked to a guy at Connelly (They're located like 10 minutes from my house, and no they don't give direct pricing!). His recommendation is to ski on the longest ski you can actually turn effectively. I started out skiing on a 66" Jobe, then went to my 65" Concept, and now ski a 67" F1. BTW, 150 lbs and working on my 32 mph pass. Oh, the F1 is awesome!

EricB
05-11-2006, 05:24 PM
I agree with Kcd. A 67 or 68" will provide lots of opportunity for growth and room (both ability and body). Back in the old days, the idea was to go "short". That is not necessarily true any more.

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 05:34 PM
unless your on a goode

88 PS190
05-11-2006, 05:46 PM
The goodes are measured differently though, for instance my 65.5 stands almost as long as a 67 obrien.

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 05:50 PM
oh thats right, my bad

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 06:36 PM
The goodes are measured differently though, for instance my 65.5 stands almost as long as a 67 obrien.
are you serious, wonder why my amp rating calls 65.5 when every other company says 67"....i'm 5'10" 170lbs in skiin' shape...

88 PS190
05-11-2006, 06:47 PM
that's exactly why yours says 65.5 probably a 150 amp through goode, though the 140 might even be fine. Goode measures skis the same way that they do in downhill, w/ a cord along the bottom of the ski.

I'm 6' 170 on the goode 65.5. And it does seem odd to most people, when you'd choose a longer ski through most any other company. for example my Connelly F3 concept is a 66, and that ski feels short, the 65.5 feels longer and smoother, though the ski designs are different as well.

BuoyChaser
05-11-2006, 07:01 PM
that's exactly why yours says 65.5 probably a 150 amp through goode, though the 140 might even be fine. Goode measures skis the same way that they do in downhill, w/ a cord along the bottom of the ski.

I'm 6' 170 on the goode 65.5. And it does seem odd to most people, when you'd choose a longer ski through most any other company. for example my Connelly F3 concept is a 66, and that ski feels short, the 65.5 feels longer and smoother, though the ski designs are different as well.
are you on the 36mph Goode 9736???

Mi.mc
05-11-2006, 07:07 PM
hey bryce what length ski should i be using? im about 6' and 145 lbs...

rodltg2
05-11-2006, 07:10 PM
dang, your slim

88 PS190
05-11-2006, 07:45 PM
he's also young... and not quite 6' OH burn!

You should ride my connolly cam 66 for now, since i'd imagine you'll start filling out soon, and we don't need any 64"ers around.

And since you aren't RFF you can't ride my ski.

9200 Limited.

-remind me, we either need to find a new overlay for the rear on there, or get a rear toe for it.

Of course you might need different bindings, are you into a 11 or 12 yet?

Mi.mc
05-11-2006, 09:28 PM
11.5... p.s. according to tri fit i am 6 ft

whats rff?
p.s. dont bring any mumps with you when you come back

88 PS190
05-11-2006, 09:40 PM
oh psh.

Right foot forward. You're left foot forward, my bindings won't let you do that.

I don't have any mumps, and some friends who thought they did, ends up they'd been drinking everclear and had been scorched.

threadjack off....

shepherd
05-12-2006, 11:37 PM
Back in the old days, the idea was to go "short". That is not necessarily true any more.

I thought so. I weigh 190 and am skiing on a 67" KD 7000 that I bought in the "old days" (of course, I only weighed 170-180 back then) I've been thinking 67" is kind of short for me now. You suppose I should be on a 68" or 69"?

Life is Good!
05-13-2006, 07:58 AM
34 mph 195 lbs on 68" verdict!

JohnnyB
05-13-2006, 08:34 AM
Everyone I talked to about the Maples said they "ski short"....it is a narrower ski that rides deeper in the water. Next to my 66" F1, my 68" Mapple doesn't seem to be 2" longer either. I talked to the guys at Wiley's before I bought mine and they recommended the 68"....my nephew has the same ski in a 66", also recommended by Wiley's. He's 145lbs and that is what they recommended for him....I'm 165lbs and ski the 68"...

In the end, if you have an opportunity to demo some skis from a local ski shop or ski friend's skis, that's the best way to find one for yourself.

I used to live close to a shop that demo'd for $50/day and credited it toward your ski purchase....I skied many skis before my F1 purchase

shepherd
05-13-2006, 08:45 AM
34 mph 195 lbs on 68" verdict!

How's that working out for you Life? Sounds like we're similar.

Life is Good!
05-13-2006, 06:53 PM
Love the ski, very stable and very fast. I used to ride a Obrien Siege and this is definitely a quicker ride! :banana: :steering:

88 PS190
05-15-2006, 03:47 PM
the siege may be based on the mapple but it is quite a bit more flexible.

feels slow in comparison.