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Transitioning from short skis to long skies

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I have been skiing for several years on atomic 120 but have been snowboarding for the last 2 years and know since I'm 6'2 and 180 pounds I'm worried that they have gotten to small for me but I am no sure what size ski I should try and transition into. I would prefer shorter skis but I don't know how short will be to short.
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you should demo/rent as a cheaper way to transition and try things out before buying.  The rental shop can help give advice in person and pick something right for you

 
But if you're looking for a length; you can just go with the article or go with the general recommendation of somewhere between chin-forehead shorter corresponding to either beginner or wanting to do slower/turnier skiing.

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/choosing-a-ski-length

 

 

  1. Starting length size: up to 100lb = 140cm; 101-115lb = 145cm; 116-130lb = 150cm; 131-150lb = 155cm; 151-175lb = 160cm; 176-200lb = 165cm; 201 and up = 170cm.
  2. Add 0cm if you are a beginner; 5cm intermediate; 10cm advanced/expert.
  3. Add 0cm if you ski mostly groomed or hard snow; 5cm off-piste or soft snow.
  4. Add 2cm if you ski slalom race, freestyle, or park tricks; 10cm all-mountain, GS race, freeride, or powder.
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