Author Topic: Right specs for a big, burly intermediate skier  (Read 1968 times)


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Re: Right specs for a big, burly intermediate skier
« on: January 03, 2012, 06:04:39 am »
Note: The ski radius (or sidecut) is in meters, not degrees. It indicates the amount of shape or sidecut of the ski as the diameter of the circle that would match the arc of the sidecut of the ski (with the ski flat).
As you bend the ski then it will turn in a smaller arc, but sidecut shows relatively how turney a ski is.

I am probably in the minority, but I agree with your feelings about used skis. However, I have gotten a couple of pair of 1 and 3 year old skis still in the shrink-wrap at excellent prices.

Skiing is like tennis in at least one respect -- if you don't have the correct footwork you aren't going to be in position to hit the shot very effectively.  And the movements need to be ingrained to enough of a degree that they don't evaporate when the terrain is a little bit more challenging.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 06:59:15 am by jim-ratliff »
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