I'm hoping you can help me choose a ski length on a ski with a rocker tip.
I'm 165cm, about 150lb. I guess I would rate myself as intermediate/advanced. I'm hoping to use this ski maybe 50% on piste and 50% off piste.
The problem is that the ski is available in 168cm and 178cm. I know about the rocker factor when looking at ski length. The fudge factor is anywhere from 5cm for a small rocker tip to 10 cm for a more aggressive rocker. I asked the guy who makes these and he said that he's about my height and skis a 178cm. I feel that 178cm may be too big for me. He also said that it skis like a 164-168cm traditional ski, basically it's closer to a 10cm adjustment as I suspected.
So now I'm torn. Do you think the 168cm will ski short or do you think I will be fine? I'm sort of thinking that 173cm would be perfect. Maybe I'm totally wrong.
- Widths (Tip, Center, Tail): 124mm - 95mm - 109mm
- Lengths: 168cm, 178cm, 186cm
- Nose Rocker: 33cm
- Camber: 7mm
- Radius: 15m