WEIGHT

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

The weight of a ski can definitely have an effect on your skiing, but don’t let it dictate what you pick. I will tell you that any weight difference under 100g is not worth considering — that's literally 5 slices of Juicy Fruit. It’s not going to change anything except in your head. Here are some good benchmarks for weight (single ski, no bindings):    Less than 1,600g — Light as hell. 1,600-1,800g — Light 1,800-2,100g — Normal 2,100-2,300g — Little beefier More than 2,300g — Race skis   As you can see, this entire scale only spans 700g so...

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LENGTH

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on

Of all ski attributes, length is the most straightforward.  Starting height: For a totally ‘normal’ ski, it should come up to the tip of your nose. Size up a few centimeters if: You ski in 1ft+ of snow often or ski in steep (i.e. if you fall you won’t stop until the bottom) terrain often. This is more indicative of Western resorts typically. The skis you have some rocker to them. The more rocker, the more you should size up - a powder ski, for example, which has the most rocker of anything, should be 5-7cm longer. For most skis...

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