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ski length question

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

my son is 5 feet 4 inches,strong skier 

had him on a pair of 170 cm rossi s3 , fairly stiff twin tip found them too long

is now skiing on a pair of 163 nordica ignition

looking to buy him another pair of 2009-10 s3 either in 159 cm or 168 cm .

should we go with the longer pair, he is 17 , he may grow another inch or so or with the short lenth

skiis glades and bumps

thanks 

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

i got to say he is a very strong skier 

post #3 of 11

How much does he weigh? 

It's hard for me to imagine anyone who knows how to ski finding a 170 S3 too long, but most of my miles were on skis 200+ cm long.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

165 lbs

post #5 of 11

I skied the 178 S3 3 days in a row at Whistler recently in soft and firm conditions and I weigh less than your son but am taller at 6 feet.

I wouldn't say they are a stiff ski at all? At his weight he should be fine on the 168 and probably even better on the 178 if as you say he is a strong skier. Why did he find the 170 too long, couldn't bend it on firm or couldn't manage the fronts? They ski very short as the total length isn't really a reflection of the effective edge length you use most of the time. The 178 S3 really has less effective edge length than my 163 Titans do unless you really get into them.

Go longer than shorter as 165 pounds isn't crazy light to be able to drive these and these skis aren't a challenging ski at all anyway especially if you are looking at progressing in softer snow? Definately do not go for the 158 length anyway IMO.

post #6 of 11

S3's stiff? Now that is amusing.

post #7 of 11

I think you should take the money and spend it on a few private lesson or three for your son, so that he won't find a short soft rocker ski "too long".

post #8 of 11

^^ S3's weren't always rockered, I think up until 2 (maybe 3) seasons ago they were a re-badged Rossi Scratch.  Not exactly stiff, but not rockered at all.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

the S3s he had were the 2008 model , the pommier  , a much stiffer ski than the 2009 koopmans or the 2010

as for the lessons , he is a level one instructor , looking to get his level two next year. Kills anyone i have seen on the bumps

Mabye he couild give you a lesson Casper

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Not the Pommier model from 3 years back . Built like a tank

 

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by redriverangler View Post

the S3s he had were the 2008 model , the pommier  , a much stiffer ski than the 2009 koopmans or the 2010

as for the lessons , he is a level one instructor , looking to get his level two next year. Kills anyone i have seen on the bumps

Mabye he couild give you a lesson Casper



You should probably try tofind a level 3 or 4 instructor for those private lessons then. 

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