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Trick Ski Length

SethroSethro Posts: 328 Crazy Baller
I'm thinking about buying a new trick ski. My late 90's 44inch Obrien still works, and I don't need a ski, but I have to think a bigger ski would help me. I see that D3 will custom make a ski, and if I'm buying a new one I might as well get it made for me. I am 6'5" and weigh around 250lbs, and ski at 19.8 mph. I wouldn't mind being able to slow down a bit, but it's not comfortable on my ski to do so. I'm certainly not advanced, and could score around 1000pts I guess according to my talented trick skiing neighbors. I can do toe back/front and toe wake back/front, but that's it for toe tricks at this point.

So what do you think...what would be the optimum length for a ski custom made for me???


  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,628 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Optimum length is "long as possible". When I asked all the manufacturers 45" was the max to get it inside their molds. Some had a bit more flexibility with the ski width. But generally speaking the more surface area the better.

    For the record I'm 6'-6" and currently weigh 225.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,272
    Question....Do they measure a Trick ski from the bottom, tip to tip, or the Top, tip to tip...Depending on the amount of Rocker, there can be as much as a 3/4 inch difference.
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    Back a few years ago some friends had bought a boat and ask me to teach them how to ski and wakeboard. I hadn't touch a trick in years and jump on their wakeboard. I couldn't believe how easy the basic tricks were. It really got me thinking about the size of trick skis.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    45" D3 XT it is the rubber edged ski. I have one I skied at 240 lbs and it worked well. They will also make a custom size in that ski I believe.
    Mark Shaffer
  • drewdrew Posts: 105 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Call Russell at Quantum/Masterline--I have talked him into a new BigDaddy model that is 46". I tested a prototype a few months ago, it's awesome! In case you are wondering, I taught Russell most of his tricks...
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,272
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,977 Infinite Pandas
    I built the biggest ski I could mold, a 46in proportionately wide ski. It was a poor trick ski but a fantastic wakeboard. The length seems to help performance in many of the commercial trick skis. Extra width does not.

    I'm excited to someday try the new Quantum. Ed's D3 would be a good ski as well. The new skis are worth the upgrade.

  • SethroSethro Posts: 328 Crazy Baller
    That is very tempting Ed. I've been a size 13 since 8th grade, but a narrow foot. Would you consider a blank sale with that rear toe piece instead of the rear binding?
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,272
    @Sethro ... If a Baller wants the toe piece, I will throw it in for free to replace the rear boot..The Reflex Boot fits a 13 no problem, that is what I am.
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
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