Sunday, January 31, 2016

Skis: There's length and... width!

In my piece about ski lengths, I forgot to mention excess width. Having a ski too wide delay edge change and make the ski less maneuverable. It also makes that subtle “cheating” that we all do when circumstances require it, much more tricky.
Too wide, the ski becomes a plank that reacts as swiftly as a large aircraft carrier would. My personal experience tells me that 85 mm does the job well. My new skis and their 88 waist feel a bit slow indeed and make little adjustments a tad more difficult...

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