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ZackskibumI’ve skied for 13 years now and I’m very embarrassed but anyone want to explain ski measurements?
broken_skier0Another one is sidecut radius. In pure carving, a ski will follow an arc dependent on the sidecut radius of the ski and the edge angle a ski makes with the slope. A slalom ski wants to makes lots of tight turns when you get it on edge. A downhill or SG ski wants to go straight. Most all-mountain skis are somewhere in the middle.
CalumSKIThere are loads of different dimensions to a ski , but the main ones are as follows:
length: how long the ski is from tip to tail, measured in centimetres (ex. 176cms)
waist width: how wide the ski is underfoot, measured in millimeters (ex 96mm)
tip and tail width: How wide the ski is at the widest point of both the tip and tail. (Ex 121mm and 118mm , respectively)