- Created 4/20/09 by nolo
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Sizing is a topic on EpicSki.
When a new skier's legs look wobbly, and he's really exerting himself and nothing much is happening, too-big boots are often the problem. The only remedy is to return to the rental shop and demand a smaller ski boot. A person can go one-half size smaller by choosing the same shell boot with a thicker liner or go down one shell size. Basic rule...get boots as small as possible without discomfort and buckle them as tightly as possible without discomfort. As always, nothing inside the boot cuff except one pair of medium thickness socks--no long undies, snow... read more
The science of ski floatation explained by our expert Physicsman Photo by Bob Peters Contents Skier Size and Optimal Ski Width Ski Width, Snow Depth, and Floatation What Qualifies As Powder? Powder Skis and Eastern Skiers Skier Size and Optimal Ski Width We should be careful about extrapolating from one's own experience using normal width skis in soft snow when making ski recommendations for people of... read more
Starting length size: up to 100lb = 140cm; 101-115lb = 145cm; 116-130lb = 150cm; 131-150lb = 155cm; 151-175lb = 160cm; 176-200lb = 165cm; 201 and up = 170cm. Add 0cm if you are a beginner; 5cm intermediate; 10cm advanced/expert. Add 0cm if you ski mostly groomed or hard snow; 5cm off-piste or soft snow. Add 2cm if you ski slalom race, freestyle, or park tricks; 10cm all-mountain, GS race, freeride, or powder. The result after step #4 is a good starting length. Try a couple of pairs with different lengths. Ski them on the terrain(s) and the skiing... read more
What skis should I buy? EpicSki is a great place to ask this question because we have plenty of experts and peers ready to help you make the right decision. If you come to them with the answers to the following Five Key Questions, your chances of getting a spot-on recommendation (and maybe even scoring a great deal) are increased exponentially. Where in the world are you skiing? What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry) How many days a year do you... read more