See email from USSA I've attached.
Response is from Walt Evans of USSA.
I appreciate the input.
We are working with FIS staff on a clear definition of these equipment
rules. Lengths and radius will likely only be controlled at World Cup
and Nor Am Cup this season.
Ed Green wrote:
> I wanted to contact you (Alan Ashley I think forwarded a email I sent to him
> concerning FIS ski size minimum recommendations for next year).
> I think when all is said and done, these recommendations make little to no
> Consider a small 100-pound FIS level J2 girl skiing FIS races. She really
> should be on a 140 cm SL ski, and would likely be uncompetitive on a 150. A
> DH ski for this athlete would be at best a 190 GS ski, which will have a
> tighter turn radius than 40M. Finally, I'm not sure if the vendors will
> proportionally size skis for GS so that all sizes will make the same radius
> My recommendation is for any racer skiing regional level races that they be
> able to use anything they want in terms of sizes. The same for JO's. In
> fact, the only way this makes any sense is at the of NorAms/Super Series
> It would be good that whatever your decision, that you put it on the USSA
> web site so that we know as soon as possible and can guide our athletes.
> I'm getting queries about this since Ski Racing published the FIS
> Speaking of Super Series, Bill Gooch and I had a meeting on this upcoming
> Loveland event. Looks like its going to happen. I'm sure I'll see you
> Ed Green
> President, Loveland Racing Club
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