dkirseThis is a great thread! Will someone help me find the right size pow ski for me? Currently my park skis (Line Celebs) are 148cm and my pow skis (Moment Bella) are 152cm. My Moments feel pretty long for me already but now i'm wondering if I should go longer and charge harder....
I'm 5ft tall (155cm) and ski all conditions and every sort of terrain.
I'm scared that with a longer ski i'll start to go backseat though.....What do you ladies ride and how do you size your skis based on ability?
So, I'm pretty much 5'9" (175 cm??) so idk how much this will help.
I have a pair of 172 4FRNT Madonna's for learning on. They're short, and I can spin em.
Once I have tricks, and I just want to charge around, I jump up to 181 ON3P Kartel's.
That's a jump, nearly 10cm of added length. But- on my 172 if I get pretty forward and aggressive I'm bucking frontwards and over my skis.
My pow skis are the 4FRNT Hoji 179, and honestly they're the most comfortable. I don't find myself wanting to go back, or feeling like I'll be bucked.
I think a lot of it comes form trying different sizes. Ski lengths aren't consistent across the board. What's a 172 in one company isn't a 172 for another. I usually start in small size changes and go until I find one I can't really ride. I'll back off from there and sit on the one I think is perfect.
EDIT: so I can avoid double posting:
what shape do you want in a pow ski? I'd look at a 155 if you feel your a strong intermediate to advanced skier. I personally prefer my low skis to be a little longer, as I have a surfy style and have a reverse camber ski.
**This post was edited on Jul 19th 2016 at 8:16:39pm