hey folks went here with level nine sports today we're up on the hill to talk a little bit about ski sizing and how to pick an appropriate length based on your ability level and the type of skiing you'll be doing so I'll start by saying that ski technology and the lengths of skis has changed a lot over the last 10 years so no longer our skis made to be super tall and narrower underfoot but skis are coming in a lot of unique shapes that allows you to ski them in different lengths than you used to generally speaking everything has gotten quite a bit shorter and wider to give you the same surface area and stability of the old straight skis but they're much easier to control so generally speaking most skiers are going to want a ski that falls somewhere between chin and forehead height this is going to depend on their ability level the type of terrain they'll be skiing on and their personal preference so I'm six feet tall if I were a beginner skier I'd want to take out something like this I knock in about a 160 centimeter length this would fall below my chin making the ski really easy to control at lower speeds and would not require much effort to turn so if I were more of an intermediate skier looking to improve my abilities I would take out something like this Fischer progressor 800 in a 165 to 170 centimeter length this ski is a little bit wider and a little bit stiffer which gives it more stability for skiing at higher speeds and allows me more control and versatility for skiing and variable terrain so if I'm more of an upper intermediate to advanced level skier that's very comfortable on any terrain on the mountain I'm going to want to ski that comes somewhere up to around 4 head height like this mode of 86 this ski is a little bit wider still underfoot which allows me all the stability I would need for leaving the groom terrain skiing off trail and exploring the mountain so advanced an expert level skiers that are spending most of their time off the groom terrain are going to want to ski that's at least 4 head height or a buck so for me being six-foot I would take out something like this Fisher Ranger so these longer skis do require more effort control but they allow the skier tons of stability and power through any type of snow conditions you'd encounter from chopped to crud most importantly powder so in addition to the ability level of the skier and the type of terrain you'll be skiing on the shape of the ski itself could play a role in the length that would be appropriate skis that have a lot of rocker and early rise of a slightly shorter effective running edge which means you can ski them in lengths a few centimetres longer than a traditionally cambered ski alright so just to recap here beginner skiers are going to want to ski that comes somewhere right around chin height an intermediate skier with a little bit more confidence it's going to want to ski somewhere between chin to nose height and advanced an expert level skiers will want something for head height or above if you would like some help picking out a set of skis or sizing up a pair of skis contact our customer service department and as always if you found this video helpful please subscribe to our channel and share with your friends

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14 thoughts on “How To Size Skis

  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Shorter skis are more fun. Being an expert doesn't mean you necessarily want to go longer. I don't agree with your recommendations.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Don't forget to adjust by beard length.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Nice Wookles hat. We are everywhere. See you on lot

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Abraham Lincoln out here schooling us about skis selection

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    great video

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Thanks! This was a great ski sizing video.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    is weight a factor?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    When measuring the skis following these guidelines, should I be barefoot, wearing normal shoes or wearing my ski boots?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Finally a good ski sizing video. This was helpful.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    soooooo apparently twin tips don't exist?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    How about the weight element?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Im 12 years old and have been skiing for almost 2 years. I consider myself an intermediat. I'm just getting confused with the "CM" size I should get. Please Help, Thanks

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