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The volkl kenja's are a great ski for an on piste burner. i think they are
89 under foot so a bit wider than your looking for but not much, similar
stiffness to the aura but more trail focused. the new ones are tip and tail
rocker so a little extra length is suggested, the older ones were
traditional camber so could be a good cheap ski if you find a lightly used
pair.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Rice, Robert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Sharon,
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> Sideline swap showed up on my FB recently. https://sidelineswap.com/gear?
> sport=skiing There might be something there for you.
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> Bob
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> *From:* Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Sharon Heller
> *Sent:* Friday, December 16, 2016 9:18 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [SKIVT-L] Killington Dec 11-12, 2016
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> I already own the 170 Volkl Auras which are the women's version of the
> Mantras. Bonafides would be redundant and it would be less stiff than the
> Auras. I was looking for something around 84mm under foot and a little
> stiffer for those fast n frozen days. A ski that would be fun at Iceface or
> at Greek Peak when there is no skiing in the woods because it is all frozen
> up. The Auras are really fine in most conditions, but I thought if I could
> find a $200-300 demo ski from one of the last couple of years that is a
> little stiffer and narrower, I would consider buying, so I was looking for
> similar skis to demo and came up empty.
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> Chris' Fire Arrows may be the ticket, though I am hot on the Volkl RTM 84
> to round out my quiver.
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> They only had one ski in a 182 that would have fit the bill and I really
> didn't want to give up my Aura's for a few runs on a long plank, so I
> didn't bother. The Auras are pretty nice in most conditions, so I really
> don't need another ski but it would be nice to have something narrower and
> stiffer in my quiver for the on-piste days.
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> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:03 PM, Nathan Bryant <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> Don't hold back, try the 177-180 stuff. It's a demo day, it's not a
> long-term commitment.
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> With today's rockered designs, these ski easily 7cm shorter than what you
> might thing. You might be very interested in the 177 Mantras.
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> Heck, I'll sell you my 180 Bonafides. They ski about like 175 Havocs...
> better edgehold at speed, but every bit as easy to swing. Too short for me,
> for big-mountain use. Fine for East Coast.
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> You could be surprised: I used to ski 175 Havocs. Tried the Volkl
> 100eight's in the 189 length, on Sunday, and thought they were about right.
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> On 12/15/2016 2:13 PM, Sharon Heller wrote:
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> I've never really liked short skis while skiing fast groomers.
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> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Iski Stowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I guess if they sold a lot of 170s they would have brought some.   So why
> not demo a 165, not a big difference?
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> I just got some new GS skis.  At 175cm they are the shortest GS ski I have
> ever owned.
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> I wanted to demo some skis on Sunday but none of the reps had the skis I
> wanted to try in my size. They always try to put me on a women's 165cm...I
> ski a 170cm and all they had was in the 180s or 150s 160s. You would think
> 170cm would be a pretty average and popular size, but apparently they
> didn't think so. That's what you get when it's a "free" demo day I suppose.
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