What length skis for my height?

What length skis for my height?

Ski Sizing Chart

Skier Height (ft) Skier Height (cm) Suggested Ski Lengths (cm)
5’6″ 168 155-175
5’8″ 173 160-180
5’10” 178 165-185
6′ 183 170-190

How tall should you be for 110cm skis?

Kids Ski Size Chart

Age (yrs) Height (in) Ski Length (cm)
6 45 95-105
7 47 100-110
8 50 110-120
9 53 115-125

How do I know my ski size?

The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.

How tall should ski poles be?


SKIERS HEIGHT DOWNHILL ski pole in INCHES DOWNHILL ski pole in centimeters
5′ 6” 46” – 48” 115 – 120 cm
5′ 7” 48” 120 cm
5′ 8” 48” 120 cm
5′ 9” 48” – 50” 120 – 125 cm

Is it bad to ski on short skis?

Shorter skis make it harder to longer S-shaped turns and turns can be too sharp when traveling at speed. Shorter skis don’t float as well in powder which can make skiing more challenging if you stray off-piste or it is snowing heavily.

Is 167 cm too short for a front side ski?

A modern 167 cm front side shaped ski has just as much surface area — probably more — than your old 200 cm ski. So you now have a shorter ski that is much easier to control on lift lines, in moguls, on crowded slopes, etc. etc.

How do I choose the right size skis for me?

1) Look at the size of your current skis and consider if you like the length or prefer shorter or longer. 2) Remember that 2-3 cm is not going to make a huge difference. Over 5cm will start to make a difference in feel. The chart below is for general reference based on your height, but you should also consider these other factors. . .

What is the average length of a ski?

With the advent of freestyle skiing, skis got shorter and shorter, until today — the average adult male skis on a wide shaped ski from 160-177 cm; the average adult woman skis on 140-160. But the fact is that speed is the key to expert skiing, and a longer ski provides much better control at speed.

What size skis for a skinny child?

Sometimes the height measurement rules don’t apply if your child is extremely skinny — go to a shorter size. My twin daughters are both 5’6″ (168 cm). One skis on 160 cm sticks, while the other uses 155s, simply as a matter of preference.

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