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Will bigger skis make me a better skier?
not necessarily, you wont just magically develop the right technique to work with longer skis. You could invent your own screwed up way of doing it and possibly hurt yourself
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Only if you know how to control them. Your skill level should match the amount of ski you're using, so buying a bigger ski could actually hurt you. For instance, I wouldn't stick a beginner skier on a pair of 194 B-Squads because they're big and will make them better, that just wouldn't end well. Once you gain good ski handling skills you can move onto a larger ski and get better.
There are literally zillions of things that can make you a better skiier, and bigger skis can help. The extra edge may be beneficial into keeping you in more control.
The best thing you can do if you want to give your skiing a kick in the ass is join a freestyle team with a well rounded program. It is comperable to lessons, but you can learn to jump and to ski better without the stupid ski instructors who aren't really that good.
If a freestyle team is not an option, start skiing with people that push you to your limits, and mimicing the things they are doing. If they give advice that works for you, take it, and then try and build.
And lastly, just ski. The more you do it, the better you will get. Some off season balance and weight training couldn't hurt either.
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I kinda like it
if you have bigger skis in deep powder then it works out. but you have to be a good skier
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well im a pretty good skier ive been getting over 20 days a season since i was 5 ... ive just allways stuck with a 175ish sized ski and im thinking of going bigger
depends, usually no, but if you're 6'2" and you're on Line ghettoblasters, you may ski better (more properly) if you're on a ski that fits you. Otherwise, no.
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man no, you actually need to know how to ski to use a longer ski, if anything it will make it harder, if you are good then it will look better in my opinion
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skiing will make u a better skier
no but u might find u like them bigger like me
ok ive got a new idea... an experiment! ski for the first half of next season on some huge, heavy, crappy, really stiff, non parabolic skis... then for the secound half use some new skis... i think it would help you improve
i play waterpolo and sometimes we practice with weightbelts on or shoes or longsleve tshirts then when u take them off u feel like a superhero
yes big skis will make you a better skiier....fuckin peckwood!
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longer skis will only look better
I laugh my ass of when some rich asshole with $1,000 skis and $500 boots can't even get on the lift. It's funny how someone would think that buying the best skis will make them a good skiier. So not true you need a softer ski that's more forgiving than the expensive skis. Generally the more expensive the ski the stiffer it is.(At least with the general ski market) Sounds like you need a good intermediate ski
In my experience, bigger skis have made me a better skier. The last two pairs I've bought have been longer than I've ever used before. Each time I was a little nervous about longer skis, but the length forced me to learn to control them. Consequently, I got better.
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the depends, if your on 160's now and i put you on my 198's you would probably die. If you slowly get longer skis, like up it by 10cm each time you will have tome to adapt. I like to keep a quiver of skis that go from 165-198 to have all the base's covered
its like buying a ferrari and shitting in it- happywhenhard
That's what I did. 150 > 165 > 175 > 180
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i laugh my ass off too... u arnt paying attention haha... im not a intermediate skier
but back on topic
ive noticed that as the technology put into skis increases it becomes easier to ski... so reverting to some old skis... but at the same time bigger and heavier... would not necessarly make me a better skier technique wise but im thinking it would make me a stronger skier.. more agile on the snow? which wouldnt be a bad idea...
it wont make you a better skier but depending on what your skiing it may enable you to ski more. If you skiing pow, and you feel like your overpowering your skis and there just isnt enough ski underyou, yes move on to a bigger ski. you will be able to ski faster and more solid. but that is only if your skis are too small for what you are skiing.
dont buy a big ski thinking it will improve you, buy it becuase its what you need for the terrain
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It kills me when you see 6-foot-tall kids on 165 cm skis. What the hell can they do with those. They might as well be ski boards.
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I'd say almost the opposite. You need to build up the confidence and skill on a shorter ski before progressing onto a longer ski. Having said that, this may not be the case for everyone so you could always try a longer ski - some people won't be able to control it but others may feel more stable.
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and since looks mean absolutely everything in the sport, yes longer skis WILL make you better!
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bigger skis, bigger steeze.
but it really depends on what your using it for.. for like short rad not at all.. but pow pow and experienced park ridding.. perhaps
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