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With so many similar lengths for skis, how do you pick the right one? We'll make it easy for you.
We recommend that when you hold up a ski to your body, it reaches somewhere between your nose and chin. This is going to be the most comfortable ski length for you. An expert might want to measure to the eyebrow. Below you'll find a size chart to assist you in your shopping.
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There is no perfect length for a specific height. It comes down to personal preference. If you buy a longer ski than recommended, you will probably go faster and need to build up some muscle to handle it. If you buy a ski that is shorter than recommended, you might feel like you're overpowering the ski. You might feel like you have less control in either option. Again, these are recommendations, sometimes people choose to go outside of these recommendations to fit their skiing style or body type.
If there is a rocker in the ski, at the tip or tail or both, you might want to size your ski a little differently. Depending on the degree of tip rocker, the point of contact is lower on the ski. If there is a tail rocker, the lower contact point will be higher. Rockered skis therefore "ski shorter" than a traditional camber ski at the same length. When choosing a rockered ski, feel free to add a few centimeters to the ski -- we don't recommend you go shorter in length for a rockered ski. When you are in a the heart of a turn, you can feel the full length because even the rockered portion of the ski is engaged (although the rest of the time you can't feel the length). If you'd like, you can contact us to find out the degree of rocker in a particular ski.
As always, feel free to call us to discuss a great ski length for you. We are the experts and we love to discuss skis.
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