I have a lot of interest in ski sizing. (im looking at buying 1st pair skis).
I was wondering if choosing too short a ski could impede learning?
Im very new. Call last season my first, although id skiid years earlier. I think i had 9 days total on snow this year. Had several lessons, and worked on new things each day I ski'd. Every day was strictly trying to get better at skiing and not social at all. I also rented every day. A variety of totally crappy 7 year old skis, to AC20s. I never skid anything longer than the AC20 which were 170, and those were probably my favorites. I wish i could have tried the 177s. When renting you are always pointed to the shortest ski half way feasible 9because they are easier to turn). One pair i was rented were extremely chattery on green slopes with any kind of speed.
I never seemed to be able to really edge my skis, never really carved a turn like i imagine what carving a turn is like. I know a good skier is capable of carving any ski, but was wondering if a 215lb guy being on 170 or less length skis might actually be detrimental to carving instead of sliding/skidding?
Edited by WC68 - 5/2/11 at 9:12pm