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What length is good for jr SL skis?

post #1 of 5
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Hi guys,
What is the general recommendation for length for a J4? Between chest and chin? Can it go a tad longer?

Thanks
post #2 of 5
It's all relative. At this age, some kids can be six feet tall, others four feet tall...

My J4 is about 5' tall; I set his SL skis near his nose (135 cm). Seems to have worked OK.
post #3 of 5
I'd say adam's apple to tip of nose - depends on weight to height and skill. The more weight and skill the longer a ski he/she will be able to handle. Depends on the courses too. It's a crap shoot with kids and depends on the guy who sets them. Shorter for tighter courses.
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Originally Posted by midfielder View Post
I'd say adam's apple to tip of nose - depends on weight to height and skill. The more weight and skill the longer a ski he/she will be able to handle. Depends on the courses too. It's a crap shoot with kids and depends on the guy who sets them. Shorter for tighter courses.
Yeah, the idea is to have the SLs to be able to handle any course, including some very tight ones. Otherwise, the GS (or dual-event) skis can handle a general course.

W.r.t. the skier, height and weight - not much, skill - that depends on whether it's a good or bad day (potential is very good but result has not been good and maturity is lacking), strength - far on the strong side for the size.
post #5 of 5
When I first started the kids out the coaches suggested chin to nose for SL. That has worked great over the years.
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