Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:08 pm Post subject: Length for a BackCountry Fat-TwinTip
I'm 6'3 ft. tall and my weight is 183 pounds...I'm an advanced Telemarker and wonder which ski length I should buy.
I'll get a PIMP from Atomic with 3,2 ft / 99cm waist width...now I have to decide weather to get the ski in 6,3ft or in 6ft???
I know that my length should be fine, but I'm afraid that I'll loose smoothnes and agility in the moguls as well as in the Park.
On the oterhand I'm afraid that a ski, especially a twin tip, 0,3ft below my height can be too short for me.
Joined: 02 Jun 2005 Posts: 8 Location: British Columbia
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:14 am Post subject: Twin tip ski length
If you plan on skiing bumps and park exclusively on this ski, I would go shorter... with tele, every time you make a turn in the bumps and drop into tele position, you're increasing your overall edge length substantially because of the leading/trailing ski... a longer ski in the bumps is tough because of this.
Keep in mind that it's not JUST about ski length, it's also about width and a 99 underfoot is giving you a lot of ski to work with regardless of a 3 in length difference.
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