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What length GS and SL ski's? (FIS)

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I will be competing in GS and SL events this year some being Paralympic NorAm races.

 

Whats size FIS aproved GS and SL ski's would work best for me, These will be my first GS and SL races I have competed in since HS with the exception of SX last seasion.

 

I curently run on a 183 Atomic GS race 12 for SX..

 

Stat's

Male

Age - 33

Hight - 5'10"

Weight - 185lbs

advanced to expert very agresive

 

Thanks

 

post #2 of 7

Hi Sal1355,

I'm not the most brilliant when it comes to race skis but the little experience I have suggests that (using Blizzard skis as an example) 

 Blizzard Mag GS in a 186cm 

Blizzard Mag SL in a 165cm

 

Of course there are other brands to consider, but using Blizzard as an example, this is my (length) suggestion.

Hope it helps.

 

post #3 of 7


I second these length suggestions.  You won't find a male approved FIS SL ski in a size other than 165 cm.  As for GS, all manufactures will make a ski in the 183-188 range, and those would all be good for you

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Hi Sal1355,

I'm not the most brilliant when it comes to race skis but the little experience I have suggests that (using Blizzard skis as an example) 

 Blizzard Mag GS in a 186cm 

Blizzard Mag SL in a 165cm

 

Of course there are other brands to consider, but using Blizzard as an example, this is my (length) suggestion.

Hope it helps.

 



 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Great- So looks like I can use my Atomics for GS skis for now as they are 183's with a 27m radius, Now on to find a SL ski and maybe a little bit bigger GS ski!

 

 

Thanks all

post #5 of 7


Maybe, maybe not.  You need to see what the rules are for your circuit and events. For example, World Cup FIS for guys GS is 185 cm, 27 m minimum...
 

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Originally Posted by sal1355 View Post

Great- So looks like I can use my Atomics for GS skis for now as they are 183's with a 27m radius, Now on to find a SL ski and maybe a little bit bigger GS ski!

 

 

Thanks all



 

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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

For the comps that I will be in its 185, 27M for GS and 165 for SL..

 

 

-Sal

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