Originally Posted by ljones1030
Hello, my name is Luke, and I am a medium level high school racer. I am 16 years old, male, 5'10" and weigh 160 lbs. I am wondering what length giant slalom ski I should get.
Also I was looking at fishers race skis on Artech and they have junior gs wcp skis in 180 cm. Would those skis be the same as the adult skis in the same length?
Length of the ski is not relevant. It's the turn RADIUS that will matter. There is a Rossi Hero that is 170 but has a 23m radius. For High School and local clubs you probably would want to focus on a ski with a radius UNDER 20 meter radius.
Have you run any NASTAR courses in the past? If so, you can likely look up your "handicap" which is a far better unit of measure than the subjective "medium level. A typical "medium" high school skier would probably be around a 30 handicap. If you are close to a 15, you would want to focus on higher cost/performance skis as they will also be more consistent than some generic ski.