hey I've noticed that lots of the pros and ppl on this site use skis like 4 inches over there head in the park and pipe. so who out there uses longer skis? do they give u any trouble in the pipe or park? whats the pros/cons?
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longer skis are just better, i can go faster, and every trick looks better on a 180+ well depending on your height of course. I think tall guys on short skis are just glorified skiboarders.
I am about an 8, i will sit next to a girl that is a 6 and drink till she is a 10 and then bring her home
I dunno, it all depends, short skis in park and pipe are understandable, but anywhere else bigger is better
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Yeah I used to own a pair of the Line 1260's and the sucked balls. I think they were size 165' or something like that and I was around 5'8. The only thing they were good for was soinning but they looked so gay bcause they were so small. They looked just like skiboards. Anyways I had trouble skiing out of the park with them, I couldn't even turn in powder over 5 inches. So I sold these pieces of crap to someone else and I bought my first pair of real twin tips , the Concepts size 180 2 years ago. As soon as I steped into them I felt as though I could ski anything. i could go super fast, I could go huge of any jump and actually stick the landing and could ski pow, which was a big +. anyway's I think that longer skis are better, but thats just my opinion. Now Im like 6'1 so I need a longer ski. I just got the new pair of concepts this year and I cant wait to ride on them. So If you agre with some of the things I have said go with a longer ski, it will help alot in the long run. Go with the Concepts!
seeing how u said concepts reminded me of something. to anyone in Ottawa Olympic has a bunch of candids and concepts from last year in sizes 180 and i65 (i think its 165). the candids are only $399, and the concepts are $349, its a hella good deal
im 5'11' and I ski the scratch BC 188 and the scratch fs 180, the 180 feels tiny, but it goes up a little above my head. A ski that doesn't go up to your eyeballs at least isn't worth getting. Smaller skis are pussy sticks. longer skis make some tricks harder, but they look way better.
im thinking of getting 178 concepts but they only have a waist of 72mm, so does that affect skiing in pow that much, cause they would be pretty long for me
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fo for longer skis, u get more ski for the money. short means it cost less to make but u pay the same....is that fair, i think not....by the long ones and then cut them in half, and u will have 2 skis!
I have never owned a pair of skis shorter than 180cm. I am 6'4', the first pair I ever owned were 180, last year I got some concepts that were 180. I am on Scratch BC's in 188. they are shorter than me, but they don't make em any longer. Short skis suck and fat skis truck.
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im about 5'9' and my all mountain/mogul skis are like 170cm but my park skis are 165cm...not much of a difference, but you can feel the length and weight difference when you switch back and forth like mid-day. i think long skis look mad nice when you cross them up in a spin, but i feel a lot more comfortable in the air with a slightly shorter ski.
personally, i like about to my forehead, for me that's 180, but i was watching mind the addiction, and micah blacks bandits were only at about his eyebrow, so not all pros use really long boards. Its kinda funny how people on this site think that having a longer ski means you're better. a kid that's 5'7' 150 lbs does not need a 174+ ski, it's just way too much unless he's growing. But somehow, people always suggest shit like that.
I ski 193 but It doesn't make me cool. Whatever you ride, it is still skiing. I would much rather see a kid on small skis throwing down and being 'gay'. Then some kid who rides 'cool' skis and is all over the place. Im looking at skis around 180 for the park even though I am tall!
i think shorter skis are easier to work with in the park so if u are still learning a lot then get shorter skis maybe but then again if u start with the longer ones if u ever go shorter u will be that much better, im on a 185 enemy and it feels heavy so im thinkin about going shorter, but im not so sure abuot it cuz of all my all mountain skiing, i only want a shorter ski for in the park, im 6'1 210
I did fine in pow with my 1260s. This year I am going bigger with the Mike Nick pros, but I dont think Id want to go much bigger than that. I dont think skis should be taller than you. Things start looking sloppy then.