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Metron sizing chart - where?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Please direct me to a Metron sizing chart. The one on the Atomic web site only leads me to the number 1200. What does that mean?

I am 5'8" and weigh 154 and losing weight. Mediocre skier, live in east, skis must like bumps and trees.

Any suggestions on model or size Metron?
post #2 of 16
I'm 175 lbs 6 ft. 50 years old. I ski the 11 in a 162 cm. The only short coming I can associate with the ski is it could hold better on ice. I like it in the bumps. Trees I cn't comment. I've made some decenty fast GS turns on them as well and I never felt the ski get spooky. First day I skied them was in a foot of powder and they did great as well.
post #3 of 16
believe the Metron index corresponds to surface area of the ski.

B5 & M11
152cm = 1160
162 = 1260

M9 & 10

157 = 1165
164 = 1230

Sounds like you should be on a 152cm B5 or M11

or a 157 M9 or m10



I say this because of your light weight and manuverability in the bumps and trees.

as far as which ski your are personally going to like the most, DEMO is the only way to know for sure.

but here are some thoughts.

the M11& B5 are wider underfoot 76mm waist (actually entire profile)then the M9 & 10 with the B5 being substantially stiffer torsionally and longitudianlly. both will M11 & B5 will "float" better in pow & crud.

The M9 & 10 are 74mm underfoot and will be somewhat quicker ede to edge I would guess, but I have not skied on either.

Maybe a good compromise would be the M11 in a 152.

But the m10 is probably a little easier skiing and softer.
post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman
believe the Metron index corresponds to surface area of the ski.
I'm not so sure. My calculations for a 162cm B5 or M:11 come out at over 1400 for just the "load bearing" area. Total base material surface area would be even higher.
post #5 of 16
M9 or M10 in 157 to 164. Demo if you can. In trees the shorter sizes may be better.
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler
I'm not so sure. My calculations for a 162cm B5 or M:11 come out at over 1400 for just the "load bearing" area. Total base material surface area would be even higher.
If you download the Alpine catalog in english (.pdf file, not the race catalog) it is in there. I can't find it on the Atomic site but if you give me your email address I'll send the files to you.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks. It's bg@vtlink.net
post #8 of 16

Online Metron size calculator

Oboe,

Try this link:

http://www.backcountry.com/store/siz...?sizing_id=149

It is kind of fun to do a sensitivity analysis with this thing.

Edited: Added then removed reference to Backcountry at bottom of EPIC page - link missing
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes, thanks, I've used that in the way you suggest. So often, it puts me in the "'tweener" spot. Choosing a length in a ski that is sold in only three lengths is not good for the mental health of us OCD.

My guess is: M11 in 152.
post #10 of 16
Oboe,
I hear you on the "tweener" spot. My problem is slightly different. I am nearly off the chart on the low end due to being 125lb, 5'7", 40yo guy. My carvers are the Atomic "gals" model (softer flex) from several years ago when the guys model was solid blue and the gals was solid white.

They have worked well, but now I may be looking at nearly Jr. models since the gals models have flowers and such on them. I buy what works for me, but I stop at skiing on flowers and such!!!! Testing this year may be interesting as I hunt for new boards. Fun times ahead!
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by GorgeSkier
Edited: Added then removed reference to Backcountry at bottom of EPIC page - link missing
Which link was missing?
post #12 of 16
ssh,
The link for Backcounty that, if memory serves me right, used to be at the bottom of this page has been removed. The only links that show are for EpicSki Donations, SmowShack, And EpicSki Logo Wear. I was pretty sure that Backcounty was there previously. Guess I should have checked before adding the info and then deleting it.

Gorge
post #13 of 16
To all current and future Metron users, "Welcome to the dark side" quotes by someone?

http://www.atomicsnow.com/0506/engli...&prodcat= ski
post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by GorgeSkier
ssh,
The link for Backcounty that, if memory serves me right, used to be at the bottom of this page has been removed. The only links that show are for EpicSki Donations, SmowShack, And EpicSki Logo Wear. I was pretty sure that Backcounty was there previously. Guess I should have checked before adding the info and then deleting it.

Gorge
This is very strange! I can see it at the bottom of each page... I'll try to find out what could be going on that has you not seeing it.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I see EpicSki donations, Snowshack, and EpicSki Store - that's all. No Backcountry.
post #16 of 16
If any of you would like to help me debug this, please drop me a PM or e-mail (links on my profile).
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