How To Pick The Right Ski

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

Picking the right ski can be daunting. There’s a million kind of skis and even more ‘technologies’ out there. Digging through it all can feel like an endless task. I sometimes even have trouble trying to make sense of it all, and I of all people should know my way around: I own a ski company. 

This is an important decision and will affect how well your winter will play out. Choosing the right one means a more enjoyable time on the slopes, whether you’re on your once-a-year- buddy ski trip or out there almost every day. 

Yes, I own a ski company. This very company in fact. But I’m not here to sell or plug our skis. I’ll be the first one to tell you to go out and look at other brands, which you absolutely should. The reality is there is a very tiny chance our skis are right for you anyhow. But, after talking with literally thousands of people I know a thing or two about picking the right ski, and more importantly, not picking the wrong one. I know a thing or two about this stuff.

So, here’s how to pick the right ski for you. 

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER: There are 5 things you need to consider when picking out a ski. Remember, these are aspects you need to decide - not your buddy who tells you stuff. Sure, take it into consideration, but remember you are buying for you, not them.

Length

Weight

Stiffness/Flex

Ski Types

Waist Width

 

FACTORS TO NOT CONSIDER: Just as important are the things you SHOULD NOT consider when picking a ski. In my experience, with all the things to think about, I would worry about these the least. 

Quality

Brand

Technology (yep)


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