Ski sizing

LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 359 Crazy Baller
edited May 2014 in Skis Fins Bindings
Looking at used skis and seeing some great deals on a 65" Strada's, Is a 65" to small?

At the monument I'm riding a 66" D3 X7, (no issues with it), weighing between 140 &145. I did lose about 25lbs, a the beginning of last year.

First thing we get rid of the safety equipment


  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    @onamission‌ A 65" is perfect for your current weight if you are skiing at 34 or 36 mph. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 359 Crazy Baller
    edited May 2014
    34mph and 28 off at the end of last year.
    I see that 145lbs is the top weight for both the 2012 & 13.
    For the weight, is that out of shower or with your gear or?
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,197 Mega Baller
    @onamission‌ you're splitting hairs. If the 65" ski works for you (no issues you said) I'd stick with it. If you have a reason to want to try a 66" ski, then go that route.
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  • TravisNWTravisNW Posts: 66 Baller
    Height has a bit to do with it also, if you are a lever then more height gives you better leverage and enables the use of a longer ski. If your 5'9" or above go 66". I'm 5'9" 145 and ski on a 66" at 36mph with no trouble turning it. 67" starts to feel big, 65 real easy to turn but lacks acceleration and I have a tendency to overturn and blow tail out. The exception is with mid-wide skis because the extra width keeps the skis surface area the same as a 66" and therefore turns tighter but has an equal ride height.
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 359 Crazy Baller
    I see it's a close call on the size. @TravisNW‌ I'm the same height, and felt the same way about the lengths when I've demoed skis. The past 10 years I've only had D3 skis, and only tried out a few others, but they have always been friends skis set up for them. It's just there are a couple of geat deals on both a 2012 &13 that are 65" and theory seem to be calling me.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • TravisNWTravisNW Posts: 66 Baller
    I think that will be a good ski and the right size. The theory is wider if I'm not mistaken therefore goes along with the idea of surface area being the biggest favor in ski sizing.
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