Converting custom settings from a 67 to 66 inch ski

alex38alex38 Posts: 547 Baller
Is there any right way to do that or is it irrelevant.
Would I want to look at the differences in stock settings of that ski and apply to 66 inch ski?
Or would I want to look at the differences on the 67 to stock and apply those differences to the 66.


  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,048 Crazy Baller
    An inch difference in ski size is a BIG difference and will of course ski differently. I wouldn’t encourage anyone to try to convert a variance in settings from another length. Start at stock and adjust from there. I just did this going from 67 GTR to a 66 DV8. Still dialing in the DV8.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,856 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If you are on the same ski in different sizes, I’d start the new ski with the same numbers as the old ski and adjust from there, with the first adjustment being to move the fin forward of the new ski is longer or back if shorter. If you want a shot in the dark, take the same length and depth and go 10/1000 forward on the longer ski and vice versa.
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  • alex38alex38 Posts: 547 Baller
    @lpskier i thought of doing that; just throwing the fin settings on the new ski. The settings I’m converting are from a 67 to a 66 but the 67 numbers are only from previous posted suggestions for that size -I never had the 67. Great input Ty.
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 1,179 Mega Baller
    edited July 14
    Look at the published stock settings and the differences between ski sizes. That should give you at least a starting ball park on which way and how much to adjust based on size.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,856 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @alex38 A lot of skiers will take their fin numbers from the ski they are currently riding and start with those numbers on a new ski of a different brand. Point is, that if you have an odd setting that works for you on ski x , those numbers may work for you on a different ski with slight adjustments.
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  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,048 Crazy Baller
    edited July 14
    @alex38 - in your case as you’re asking about going from a 67 to a 66, IMO it doesn’t make sense to try and convert your 67 settings, as some may have been made to make it ski closer to what a 66 will do out of the box. For example if you moved the fin forward on the 67 one effect would be the ski would feel shorter, which a 66 already is. From my chair starting at stock with a different length ski is the way to go.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,625 Administrator
    @lpskier Yes a lot of skiers do what you describe them but I think it is a terrible idea. Taking the settings from one ski and applying those settings to a completely different ski is the equivalent of just using random numbers. Every ski requires something a little different.

    I guess the rhe exception is people that always start with Mapple settings. 6.850/2.510/.8ish

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  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 559 Open or Level 9 Skier
    edited July 14

    if its the same brand ski and you're going down in size going from a 67 to 66 and want to match your current settings; the only 3 settings that change are:

    Half inch less on boot measurement, 5 thousands less depth and 5 thousandths back for DFT.

    If you're going up in ski size the above is opposite

    Hope this helps.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,396 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    I was advised to go stock on the fin, move bindings around first and then fin adjustments after that,
    The 66 may ski differently to the 67.

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  • alex38alex38 Posts: 547 Baller
    Thanks all, just trying to get this 66 arc-s to not be so frantic on offside at 32 off.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,808 Mega Baller
    Cole made it simple. If I’m trying to match numbers given to me from a 67 to put on a 68, I go to the chart and see what the stock differences are. I would add. You would subtract.
    But, all the other methods mentioned just show all the approaches that work for others. Sounds like there is varying success with all methods too, so maybe no wrong or right
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