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texas_slalom_tricktexas_slalom_trick Posts: 63 Baller
Hey ballers, I had a question about jumpers. I am starting out with my neighbors help on there jumpers(72's I think), and I was wondering what size would be necessary when I make a full time commitment. I am about 122 lbs. and 5'5 feet tall, I ski in the south central region in b2, and will be turning 14 in march


  • texas_slalom_tricktexas_slalom_trick Posts: 63 Baller
    As well as bindings.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,621 Mega Baller
    There has been another thread about this recently I will try to find it.

    How are you jumping right now in terms of distance. I would say something in the 78 to 82 inch range would be right for you right now. I bought a set for my son a few years from Ron Goodman when he was 13 but about your height and heavier. He was jumping about 60 feet at the time and Ron recommended 84s and they have been great for him.

    Jumpers in this size are very hard to find used.

    For bindings buy Wileys there is really no other option.
    Mark Shaffer
  • texas_slalom_tricktexas_slalom_trick Posts: 63 Baller
    I'm about to ride the jumpers a few days, then go off the mini ramp, then the big jump. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,621 Mega Baller
    edited August 2015
    I would try to borrow for a little while until you are sure you like it then make an investment. As a true beginner I would put you in the 76-78" range.
    Mark Shaffer
  • texas_slalom_tricktexas_slalom_trick Posts: 63 Baller
    Okay. There's not a three event tournament in my region for a while so I'll have plenty of time.
  • ntxntx Posts: 823 Crazy Baller
    Just starting out I would stay on 72. No need for bigger skis when first riding off the ramp.
  • JTWJTW Posts: 8 Baller
    I'm about your size and have only been jumping for about a year and a half. I first started on 72'' skis to learn how to ride over the ramp. They worked incredibly well for me as a beginner. When I started jumping about 50ish, I switched over to 80'' Goodman jumpers. The larger surface area of the skis (once you know how to stick the ride overs) helps you to start single cutting and pull out those landings.
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,882
    edited August 2015
    A foundation for jumping has nothing to do with the ramp. Learning to control the skis is far more important. Take the time you have to learn how to turn and load the skis through the wake. Running the slalom course is great for that.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • texas_slalom_tricktexas_slalom_trick Posts: 63 Baller
    Okay. Thanks for the suggestions.what region do you ski in jtw?
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,368 Historical Baller
    Back in the Tour's Ski Fly year (2000), some of the skis were 98 or even 99 inches. I read that
    Freddy didn't go with longer skis for his 300+ jumps, mainly because he was comfortable with
    what he had and didn't have a lot of time to experiment.
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