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Advice [UK parent, for daughter to race on dry slopes]

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi, please can someone help advise me. My daughter is the only one in her school team who uses rental skis at the dry ski slopes and I'd like to get her a new set for races as a treat! The ones I've seen that are within budget are http://www.ekosport.co.uk/rossignol-pursuit-13-x-xel110-15-p-1-28207.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw-Oy_BRDg4Iqok57a4kcSJADsuDK1Vhl5xJ3LQDkZ38K5OkpqSTlDcIKL_KEDekMDgWqp3BoC9djw_wcB for £144. Does anyone know if they'd be any good for racing on Matt? I have got a bit lost on what turning radius, flex etc all means!
Stuart
post #2 of 5
Well we'd be happy to help, we just need a bit more data!


How old is your daughter?
How tall and heavy is she?

Turn radius is an indication of how easy the ski is to turn. Since it's on a dry slope I'd suspect that it's a slalom course, so depending on her age, you would be looking for something 13m or less.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for replying. She's 15 years old, 5 foot 5 inches (sorry that's old speak) and weighs close to 60kg.
post #4 of 5

5ft 5 is old speak? Don't worry, I'm Canadian and I have to use google to figure out my height in CM for all the government documents.

 

Anyways, at her age and size, she'll probably want to be on max a 155cm ski, which is the women's race spec, those Rossignols fit the spec for the turn radius, but they might be a bit long and unwieldy for her.

 

 

That being said, it might be worth asking her what type of racing they're doing, because a GS race and a slalom race take two different types of skis.

post #5 of 5

on a UK plastic /indoor snow slope she will be skiing mostly slalom, so a 150 - 155 SL ski is order of the day, anything else will make life difficult for her

 

have an ask around the club where she trains, or try the skibay group on facebook, you should be able to pick up something there, (there is also a racers skibay group too) used skis, so long as they are not destroyed are going to be a lot better than the rentals at the slope, also be careful that you are not getting a full FIS race ski, she doesn't need that level of ski but a good youth race ski should be just fine.... IMPORTANT BIT does she have boots? if not get these sorted first, they are much more important than any ski as they are the interface between your body and the skis

 

good luck getting sorted

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