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03' Dynastar Concepts What Size?
I am almost 100% positive that i am going to get the concepts for this season, with the Look p 12 bindings. What i need to know now is what size to get. This will be my frist year of freesking but i have been skiing for 10 years now. The best trick i can do right now is a 360. I am 5 11 and 135 lbs. Should i get the 165cm skis or the 178cm. Tell me what you think!
178, 165 for your height is crazy
im prety sure weight is more important than hight. Hight makes a small difference in center of gravity..but nothing else... use your weight as the main factor.
height is more important than weight because of pirpindicular force. The taller you are above your skis, the less stability you have because your weight has more extension forward and back.
for your height, the 178 will be a good ski. Also i suggest getting into the gym and putting some weight on.
'now the rule of thumb here....'
'RULE OF THUMB! In the early 1900's it was legal for a man to beat his wife, if he used a stick no wider than his thumb!'
'That sucks, you cant do much with that, should have been the rule of wrist!'
Yeah i think i will go with the 178. Any other ideas?
It depends on a few factors:
1. Your weight (not your height, your skis respond to the force that your weight puts on the edge and base to float over the snow. Height is not a factor, as any company will tell you)
2. Are you done growing?
3. What kind of riding you are doing.
For your weight, the 165 is a better fit because you will have a hard time overpowering the ski. The 178 will not be as quick to you. Also, if you are doing majority park/pipe/rails, the 165 will be easier to maneuver and spin. However, if you are planning on riding all-mountain, powder, or plan on growing still, the 178 will be fine.
I am 5'11'' and 155 and I ride the 180 Candides and I love them, but I ride all-mountain as well as park.
As kind of a side note, Salomon tells me that I am a 164, because of 'weight.'
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