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Numbers Every Skier Should Know

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

If you find yourself renting, borrowing or browsing for new gear (especially online), it really helps to know these numbers. Not a definitive list:
 

  • Your DIN. Good to know the value rather than trusting your buddy to get it right.
  • Pole length. Everyone has a different idea of how to measure these days. Why trust someone trying to make a sale?
  • Mondopoint size. These differ wildly from maker to maker and from boot to boot, but it's still a good place to start.
  • Boot sole length (in millimeters). Good basis for comparison, good way to ballpark a binding setting without the boot itself.
  • Boot volume (in millimeters). Sometimes hard to find out, but really useful as a starting point for trying on new boots.
  • Flex index. The worst metric for measuring boot flex, except for all the others. Better to know it than not to.
  • Old-fashioned glove size (in inches). Way more precise than S-M-L; only reliable way to buy gloves without trying them on (using a chart).
  • Ditto head measurement for helmet. 
post #2 of 13

Do I get a prize as the biggest ski dork if I can give you all those numbers straight off the top of my head?

 

At the moment, I know all except boot volume and head measurement.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I dunno, there'd probably be a fair amount of competition around here.

post #4 of 13

8.0, 46", 25, 293mm, 98mm, 120, 8.0", 57.5cm

 

What do I win?  biggrin.gif

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Only if you give me metric pole length too.


Interesting, too, that your DIN and your glove size are the same number. Makes you a very well-rounded skier.

post #6 of 13
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8.0, 46", 25, 293mm, 98mm, 120, 8.0", 57.5cm

 

What do I win?  biggrin.gif



I think 98 mm is probably the width of your last rather than the volume of the boot. Prickly threw in a tricky one there with that.

 



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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

Only if you give me metric pole length too.


Interesting, too, that your DIN and your glove size are the same number. Makes you a very well-rounded skier.


 

8, 120 cm, 26.5, 307 mm, ?, 100, 9" (though it would be 8" if I didn't wear thick liners), ?

 

I did a quick check online, and I can't find boot volume listed. I know the width of the last is 104 mm. I've never had to measure my head, because I generally find helmets that fit pretty easily. Besides, there's not much up there that's worth saving.

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

I think I meant width of last. Isn't that usually referred to as volume?

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

I think I meant width of last. Isn't that usually referred to as volume?



I thought volume would also take into account the height above your foot as well. I've definitely had boots that fit more snug on top than others.

 

That said, I've never seen anyone list actual volume, so width of the last is much more realistic to know.

post #9 of 13

See, I actually knew that he really meant last width!  wink.gif  So I still win. biggrin.gif

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Really, on this thread, we all lose.

post #11 of 13

I guess people have forgotten that I'm the "ultimate thread killer".  Seems like there was a thread about that some time ago... wink.gif

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

Any thread that includes "head measurement" really should be put out of its misery.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

Really, on this thread, we all lose.



But which one of us is the biggest loser, huh? Even losers are competitive.

 



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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

See, I actually knew that he really meant last width!  wink.gif  So I still win. biggrin.gif



I think Prickly's still waiting for you to convert your pole length to metric, so you're one step from victory.

 

I still can't be bothered to measure my head.

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