# You asked: How do you measure a ski sidecut?

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If you imagine a big circle along the edge of the ski (as per the image below) – then measure that circle’s radius, then you get the Turn Radius/Sidecut radius of the ski. You can also measure the “sidecut depth” by standing your ski on it’s edge and measuring between the floor and the waist of the ski.

## How do you determine Ski size?

The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.

## What does ski sidecut mean?

Sidecut. “Sidecut is the top-down silhouette of a ski,” Peruzzi says, meaning it’s how the ski tapers from the tip to the waist and then widens again from the waist to the tail, resulting in an almost hourglass shape.

## How do I choose a ski radius?

A ski with a short turn radius will make quicker turns, while a ski with a long turn radius will turn more slowly and is typically more stable at high speeds. A short turn radius (less than 17m) goes hand-in-hand with carving skis. A medium turn radius (17-22m) is for all mountain skiing, or park and pipe skiing.

## What do ski sizes mean?

All modern skis have a set of dimensions; three numbers that determine their width. For instance, 122-86-115. This means they have a width of 122mm towards the tip (the widest point), a waist width of 86mm (under the foot), and a tail width of 115mm.

## What happens if your skis are too short?

Shorter skis are not easier to turn! Having skis that are too short to support your weight will have a lack of control, lack of response or rebound, and will not absorb the vibration when at a higher speed.

## What size ski Do I need calculator?

Ski Size Chartheight in feet-inchesheight in centimeterssuggested ski lengths5’4″163150-1705’6″168155-1755’8″173160-1805’10″178165-185Ещё 9 строк

## What does a stiff ski mean?

With a stiff ski, the stiffness pushes the tips into the snow harder, so that the tip and tail bounce out of the snow less, and when they do lose contact with the snow the tip and tail are pushed back into the snow sooner and harder.

## What is a forgiving ski?

A “forgiving” ski simply allows for grosser body movements without instantaneous reactions. Say you regularly let your hips fall behind your feet; a forgiving ski will give you time to regain your balance without repercussions, while an unforgiving ski will dump you unceremoniously on your rump.

## What is the best all mountain ski?

The 8 Best All Mountain Skis of 2020-2021 – Men’s & Women’s

• Dynastar M-Pro 99.
• Blizzard Bonafide 97.
• Rossignol Black Ops Sender.
• Salomon Stance 96.
• Black Crows Justis.
• Nordica Enforcer 94.
• Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free.
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## Should skis be taller than you?

The general rule is to pick a ski that is going to land somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. Pro and expert skiers may choose skis that are slightly taller than their height.

## What size skis for 5’2 woman?

Women’s Ski Size ChartUser Height (in)User Height (cm)Beginner Length (cm)5’0″1521375’2″1581435’4″1631485’6″168153Ещё 8 строк

## How does weight affect ski length?

Weight also plays a factor in deciding which skis you’ll buy. A good rule of thumb is that, if you weigh less than the average for your height, you should opt for shorter skis. If you weigh more than average, you should opt for longer skis. … Long skis will allow heavier skiers to make cuts with much greater ease.

## What waist width ski should I get?

If you’re an avid skier looking for an all-mountain ski—or the elusive one-ski quiver—go for a waist hovering around 100 mm. “If you need an everyday, universal ski for mountains like Vail or Aspen, we recommend going 95 to 105 mm underfoot,” says Klomparens. This is the mid-fat, do-anything width.

## What size is 25.5 ski boot?

Ski Boot Size ChartMondopoint (Comfort Fit)Mondopoint (Performance Fit)Men / Unisex (US)25.524.57.52625826.525.58.527269Ещё 33 строки

## What is the best ski brand?

Skis

• Völkl — 54.45%
• K2 — 48.68%
• Atomic — 47.69%
• Rossignol — 47.29%
• Salomon — 44.65%
• Blizzard — 41.76%