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I'm curious about the manufacturers ski length recommendations based on weight. Is the skier's weight supposed to be fully geared out (which adds at least 10lbs.) or is it the bare arsed weight? I know there are other considerations regarding ski length but this has always made me curious (by the way I've found some pretty accurate).

post #2 of 9
I don't know, I have never found much use for them, however Phil does refer to me as a gnat.

I think a better method is taking the reference length of the model & going longer if you prefer cruising or are a better skier & less if you like tight spaces or less speed.

Just my take.
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Seems to me it should be bare assed-- not sure about getting on the scale in boots and ski gear and w my bag on.

Being dressed lightly barely moves the dial.
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Naked.  I would recommend that you also up a length if you ski significantly faster than than the average bear.

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I haven't seen too many people skiing naked.

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I haven't seen too many people skiing naked.


You haven't been skiing on the right mountain.  biggrin.gif

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You haven't been skiing on the right mountain.  biggrin.gif

 

One of the many reasons I don't cross country ski (yeah, I know him): http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/uploads/monthly_02_2012/post-16-13290757189086.jpg

post #9 of 9

Excellent answers. On a more serious note it doesn't make that much difference. Ski length is not an exact science--if it were skis would come in more than the usual 3 lengths per model. Ability matters more than height and weight. In the absence of the opportunity to demo various lengths what works for me is to pick a ski that's in the same place in the range for that ski as the skis I own and like. If I always ski the longest ski in a given model (I don't) I'll pick the longest length for the new ski, all else being equal.

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