Are 175cm ski's good for a 5'4 & 130lb intermediate skier ?

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May-2012
John987
pavelski wrote:Tito,

Much too long. Send me via PM your address. I noticed you are 15 and this should not have happened.
I have several skis from the Fischer ski company perhaps one could be correct for you.
Will check how much shipping will be,,,if reasonable I will send you a early Christmas present.

Would a Fischer GS World Cup PRO 160 CM. be acceptable for you ?

Pavel

What a really fantastic offer. Your knowledge and experience a huge help to so many people that you share so freely, you going the extra mile now!
Jun-2012
Pavelski
Just a small observations to beginners.

I know you do not want to spend a great of money.

I know you just want to sample this activity but do not "sell yourself" short.

That means do not use material that is not appropriate for you.

Too long skis ( tips should be around chin if placed verically)

Too big ski boots.

To tight pants or jacket.

By all means borrow or rent ( hire) ski material first.

But if you really like this activity ( 90% of persons do ) then inform yourself before buying or get a "educated, experienced skier to help you.

Too long skis,,even if they are given may be too dangerous or be a barrier to your learning and enjoyment.
Saving 50 euros may cause you 200 euros of grief.
Think about it.
Nov-2012
Robin in Spain
Just upgraded my 7 year old skis with new Elan carvers that are 168cm and my height is 172.5cm, so yes, I think your skis are too long and should be changed. 15 years old does meant that your chances of reaching 5' 10" from your present 5' 4" is pretty doubtful so I don't think you will 'grow' into your 175cm skis. How old are they? Will the shop do a replacement or exchange deal? If they were new you shouldn't lose too much by selling them and it will be one of lifes lessons - 'Don't buy something you can 'hire to try' first!'
Nov-2012
Bandit
Robin in Spain wrote:Just upgraded my 7 year old skis with new Elan carvers that are 168cm and my height is 172.5cm, so yes, I think your skis are too long and should be changed.


(Rhetorical question) Just purchased some Whitedots in 166 and I'm also 5'4", do you think they are too long for me also?

What the ski is for and how it's built is also a factor in choosing the correct ski (camber, rocker). I was also considering a different model at 169, the effective edge is 149. All these skis seem tiny to me, way back in skinny ski days I used 190's.
Nov-2012
SwingBeep
bandit wrote: Just purchased some Whitedots in 166

In that length they must be Whitedot Ones. I thought they were a park and pipe ski, for some reason I never thought you were a park rat.
Nov-2012
Bandit
SwingBeep wrote:
bandit wrote: Just purchased some Whitedots in 166

In that length they must be Whitedot Ones. I thought they were a park and pipe ski, for some reason I never thought you were a park rat.


Me, I'm just full of little surprises

It's also an all mountain ski, has an 89 waist, fairly stiff, trad camber, skis just over head height for me.

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