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How long are my skis ment to be?
Would you say the length of ski should be the same height as you for park?
Would you say the length of your ski should be the same height as you? if you ride park
yeah, your height is the starting point, then plus or minus a couple inches depending on your skill, riding style, what you ride....
If you weight more you have to add cm.
If you use them not only in park you have to add cm.
If you are Advanced/expert you have to add cm.
There are lot of factors
Longer the better as long as you can handle the length. I set myself up there, but forreal; its way better to have longer skis if you can work with them.
If you aint rockin 200+ get off the mountain
5'6" and I rock 180 Icelantic Da'Nollies. I can tell you first hand longer is better. 4 years ago I made the jump from 172 to 180. best decision I have made in skiing.
Test the skis an see. I'm 180cm talk an I find some skis work best for me in 176 others I like in 181. In most cases for park going slightly shorter then your height will be good but there will always be exceptions. Also your weight is a way bigger factor then your height so don't worry to much about the actuall sizes. Test the skis and get the length which suits you the best.
Its cool elan had skis in my size the twin tip lines sweet!
I personally size between my nose and the top of my head for any ski but pow sticks. I find it to be a solid guideline.
I finally got a pair of park softies this year, and they're up to my nose.. I normally ride skis as tall, if not taller, than myself.
Be careful not to go too short, but shorter skis will be easier to maneuver on snow and in the air. It will be easier to learn new tricks with shorter skis and it will help you progress faster.
Foxxy-BangIf you aint rockin 200+ get off the mountain
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