Ski / Snowboard Length

Did you know the length of your ski and snowboard is determined by your weight and NOT your height as many believe? When you stand on a pair of skis or a snowboard, your weight compresses the camber which is designed into every ski & snowboard to distribute your weight evenly throughout the running surface. Longer skis and snowboards have stiffer cambers for heavier people, shorter skis & snowboards have softer cambers for lighter people. Signs you may have an improper length….. 1) Chatter or vibration at cruising speeds. 2) Loss of edge control. 3) Difficulty in turning at slow speeds. 4) Lack of response. (this article is from the November 2008 newsletter)


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