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Do any 'Classic' skis fit the 2013 FIS Women's GS standard? (183cm. min. length/-65mm width@center/30m. min. radius)

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Maybe some old slaloms? Daughter who grew up on carvers realllly dubious about racing GS in USCSA if they make the switch, and thought I might locate something for her to sample this season.

 

Any thoughts, recommendations, or gear you'd part with?

 

Thanks in advance, Scott

 

(edit- 183 cm. minimum length, minimum width is 65mm or under, and minimum radius is 30m.)

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Just posting in case anyone finds this thread in 'search' mode.....

 

We found two pair; 1996-7 Stockli FX-S(lalom) in 193cm. and Elan MBX WC GS also in 193cm.- both NOS Race Stock. Both run through the FIS radius calculator around 35-38m. FIS tends to read 'big', i.e. larger radius than simple geometry declares. "Physics' man's" calc. is more accurate.

 

BUT(!), found a quick shortcut/rule of thumb for skis 183-198; given a ski with measurements of 88-60-74, subtract the center figure from both the tip and tails and divide the total by 4; for example (88-60)+(74-60)=42/4=10.5

 

12mm total is really borderline (27-31m. on the calc's), but worth a closer look.

11mm is ideal for women, but hard to find.

10mm is pretty safe for men at 195cm., and a little wide for the girls.

Oh, and you can't trust published numbers. Both of ours were 'cheaters'- narrower across the mid section than posted!

 

First day on them today (Let's ski 90's style!) and she's still smiling, with much less mumbling of "$#%@$%^ FIS" than over the last few months. ;) 

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