Determining the right ski length is not as simple as plugging in your height and weight. Although these are great factors to provide a starting point, there are other factors such as snow conditions, preferred terrain, ski category, and personal preference that should also be taken into account.
The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.
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Once you have determined your recommended ski size range, now you need to decide if you prefer a longer ski or a shorter ski. In general shorter skis will be easier to maneuver while longer skis will be more stable. Narrower carving skis with smaller turn radiuses and full camber can be skied shorter, while wider all mountain and freeski skis with more rocker can be skied longer. Rockered skis have a shorter contact length with the snow which makes it easier to pivot and steer, however we recommend sizing up skis with a lot of rocker in order to maintain stability.Below are several reasons to help you make this decision.
This is intended to get you in the general vicinity of the correct size for you. Other factors such as weight, strength, and how aggressively you ski, as well as turn shape and speed (see below) will also play a role in size selection. Your local specialty retailer will ultimately be able to make the best size recommendation.
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Specifically designed rocker in the tip and tail with camber underfoot increases the carving character on groomed trails while maintaining flotation off the slopes.
Strategically placed Carbon increases the stability and predictability creating a smoother, calmer ride. Carbon fiber in the tip and tail stabilizes the rocker profile reducing vibration. Bi-directionalcarbon fiber in the tip and tail areas stabilizes the tip and tail areas.