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Tall or short skis
when faced with the opportunity to buy new skis should one buy skis but can't find a perfect size should one go with a couple sizes to big or a couple sizes to small?
you're not that great of a skier- ski instructor
so it goes
I'd find a different pair of skis that fit me.
But if I had to choose, id go a couple sizes too big. If I were to buy small skis, id most likely break them soon afterward (I abuse skis/ I'm also chunky).
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it's more dependent on the ski flex/shape and weight but generally smaller skis have slightly lower swingweight and more agility while larger skis are a lot more stable.
just a city boy, born and raised in south minneapolis...
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Depends on your style and type of riding you are going to do with those skis.
Powder: longer is better, always
In bounds: if I cant find the right length, research another brand that has the right size and feel
Park and pipe: shorter, but some like it longer.
Shorter skis dont forgive in powder and hard pack. They can develop a speed wobble and can act unpredicatably at higher speeds. However, they are lighter and have a better reaction time. Pivoting on short skis is much easier than longer skis.
Longer skis are more stable in all conditions, but you have to pay the price in weight
Yeah, I quoted myself, that just proves how awesome I am
I got it...You do future spins, you get PAYED! it's that simple!
2.Do future spins in competitions
Im just saying, i ride, 80 percent park, and no matter the ski Im usually 182-186.
im 6' 0'' 160lbs. longer skis help with alot and honestly dont have too much effect my spins, butters, swaps.
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