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Old 02-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how exactly this might correlate with each other? I tried skiing for the first time the other day, and kinda like it...will try a few more times, and maybe pick up a set in the summer...

I'll probably still board primarily...

Right now I ride a 157 Agent Rocker and it does everything I need it to do...its the perfect board for me...and welp...skis...they seem so long? Lol...any boarders here that also ski that can reccomend ski's and size?

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My girlfriends skis are longer than my board. She's neither taller or heavier than me. Hope that helps!

But seriously, depends on skill level. Rent a couple times and get riding small skis out of the way first otherwise you'll be stuck with a short pair you'll grow out of FAST
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How tall and heavy are you? What type of ski (frontside, all-mountain, powder, twin-tip, etc.) are you contemplating?
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Ill definitely rent a couple more times. That ks for the tip!

Im 5'11" 170lbs. Currently with boarding Im 1/2 park 1/2 mountain. For skiing Im looking maybe 1/3 park 1/3 grooms 1/3 glades
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As a very general starting point, based on what you've said, you'll probably want a ski ~177cm long, ~98mm wide underfoot, twin-tip, rockered tip/tail,.
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As a very general starting point, based on what you've said, you'll probably want a ski ~177cm long, ~98mm wide underfoot, twin-tip, rockered tip/tail,.
wow...thats so long .

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I think it depends on skill/style of riding, no correlation between height
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The guys I ride with are skiers and they change out skies anywhere from 179 to 230, from skinny to fatties, rockered twins, cambered twins, ice racing, gs skies...they often bring up 6-12 pairs everyday...one guy has like 35 sets of skies...so idk they go by conditions but they have been skiing for 40-50 years.

There is no correlation board length to ski length...skis are based more on style, aggressiveness, experience, and weight/height are less factors the more experienced the skier...but a beginner will usually be on a shorter ski.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, the OP has to start somewhere in his shopping.

If he wants to do an equal mix of park/groomers/glades then he'll want a mid-wide twin-tip. A noob skier will want a shorter ski, but if the ski is rockered then the effective edge is short and it skis like a shorter ski than the measured length and he can therefore go longer.

At his height, weight, experience, and goals a 163 would feel way too short and a 187 would probably feel way too long, hence my suggestion of 177. It's a starting point.
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wow...thats so long .

Thanks a bunch!!!
You get used to the length. It doesn't feel as long as it sounds.
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