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Shorter skis, by just a little? Help please!!!

post #1 of 5
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Hi everyone. I am new to this site, and love it so far. I just have a question about my skis.

 

Last year, is when I started skiing. It was for my high school ski club, and I was so excited. Last year was amazing! My skis were about to my nose, maybe a smidge taller, to my eyes. I'm pretty sure thats the norm.

 

But, I did not get new skis for this year - and I grew some. My skis from last year are now down to my chin, maybe a teeny bit shorter or longer, I dont have them next to me... but anyways, I'm just really nervous that I wont go as fast as my friends who did get new skis. Some of my friends didn't, but yet some did. My skis aren't DRASTICALLY shorter compared to my height, just somewhat. Will I be going at the same speed, and will I be okay for this year? And will my speed be the same, as well as turning?

 

I'm just sorta worried, thats all. I've just read some stuff about it and want to clear the air.  I'm starting this years ski club this saturday, sooo excited!! Please help me on this topic, and maybe shed some light and make me worry less. Thanks so much!!

 

 

                -skiclubangel:duck:

post #2 of 5
Well, since you weigh more, all other things being equal, you should have more assistance from gravity. However, the condition of your bases is also part of this.

And skiing is more about turning than going fast unless you're on the World Cup.
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Thanks!! And yea turning is easier with shorter skis?

post #4 of 5
Generally. However, longer skis are usually more stable.
post #5 of 5
It's your second year of skiing, stability at speed shouldn't really be a concern at this stage, chin height is fine.
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