Video: How To Choose Skis For Height
In sports shops you can find many types of skis: professional, tourist, recreational, back-country, junior and children's. Inappropriate skis will make it difficult to ski and can lead to annoying falls with injuries. Location: Location: There are three types of skiing: classic, when skis slide parallel to each other; skating, when movement occurs due to repulsion by the inner side of the ski and resembles the manner of movement of a skater; combined - combines the two previous styles. There are also two types of skis - soft (for classic style) and hard (for skating style, to better push off).
The length of the skis depends on the height and weight of the skier. Skills are also important - professional, amateur, etc. - and the choice of riding style. If you prefer a classic style, the toe of the ski, which is perpendicular to the floor, should reach the middle of the palm of your outstretched hand. If skating style is selected, subtract 10 cm from the length of the suitable skis for the classic style.
The size of skis is also related to the physical characteristics of a person. The height of the skier is 150 cm - the recommended ski length for the classic style is 175-180 cm, for the skating style - 170 cm; the recommended stick length is 120 cm for the classic style, for the ridge style - 130 cm.
The height of a person is 155 cm - the recommended length of skis for the classic style is 180 cm, for the skating style - 170 cm; Recommended stick length 125 cm for classic style, 135 cm for skating style.
With a height of 160 cm, the recommended ski length for the classic style is 180-190 cm, for the ridge style - 170-180 cm; the recommended length of poles for the classic style is 130 cm, for the ridge style - 140 cm, etc.
If you decide to take your children with you, visual examples of choosing skis and poles for children will come in handy. Child's height is 100 cm - the recommended ski length is 100 cm, the length of the poles is 75 cm.
Child's height 110 cm - length of skis 110 cm, poles - 80 cm.
With a height of 115 cm, the recommended length of skis is 129 cm, poles - 85 cm.
Height 120 cm - length of skis 130 cm, poles 90 cm, etc.
Ski poles for professionals have a more complex design than for amateurs. The universal rule for choosing poles for the classic style is the height of the skier minus 30 cm; for skating style - the height of the skier is minus 20 cm.