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How to choose a mountain ski

How to choose a ski length?

Magic formula to determine the "ideal suitable for you" of Rostovki (so the skiers call the length of the skis) simply does not exist. Formulas in which weight and growth are taken into account are only the starting mark, then other factors should be taken into account. Ski category, snow type and your personal addictions are just some of them.

The choice of Rostovki affects, in particular, the choice of slopes. Skiing for prepared slopes designed for short arcs are chosen in short, for medium arcs - a little longer. For skating outside the tracks, skiing is taken even longer, etc.

And when choosing a sporting ski rosy, there are special limitations of the International Ski Federation - Fis, which are valid only at the competitions of a certain category and are not mandatory in the case of amateur riding.

For example, women use slalomatic models in Rostovka 155 cm, men - 165 cm, regardless of the growth and weight of the athlete.

We give some averaged recommendations that make sense to accept for the starting point and then clarify the Ski Rostovka you need.

Step 1. Select Riding Style

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Riding on any types of slopes, except for virgin;

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& nbsp. Prepared slopes

Skiing on ski resorts with fresh and artificial snow;

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Sports and aggressive skating on prepared slopes and specially trained tracks;

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Skating on natural slopes with fresh and deep snow;

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Skating in parks, jumping, performing tricks;

Step 2. Select Ski Stiffness

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Provide maneuverability at low speeds. Ideal for beginners and quiet skiing.

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Provide accuracy and control at high speeds. Suitable for experts.

Step 3. Select Doug Range

Short arches Middle Arc Long arcs
11-14 M. 14-17 M. 17-30 M.
For beginners For progressive For experts
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The smaller the radius, the more steep turns can be performed

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The more radius, the more stable skiing at high speeds

Step 4. Select Ski Length

We choose the corresponding Rostovka parameters, and then specify it.

The reasons for which the skis will be better fit, closer to the chin:

You are newcomer or mid-level skier;

You weigh less than the average person of your height;

You like to make short, fast turns and rarely ride long arcs at high speed;

You choose skiing for trained tracks.

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The reasons why you better choose skiing is longer, closer to your growth:

You ski quickly, long arcs

You weigh more than the average person of your height;

You choose powerful universal skiing for riding in the mountains;

You are planning to purchase Twin-Types (skiing for riding in the park and hafpipe).

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Experience skier

To begin with, it is worth assessing your experience. This will give an idea of ​​what type of ski you need. Pretty conditionally can be divided by skiers into three large groups.

Beginner skiing

A skier for whom skiing is completely unusual or conjugate turns cause difficulties. The main characteristic of the ski for newbies is their ability to forgive errors and easily obey the efforts of an inexperienced skier. therefore Initial models are soft, They are often made from composite materials or from a combination of synthetic and soft wood. Such Skis is easier and, accordingly, require less forces to control.

Many manufacturers also offer special geometry and deflection in order to facilitate the development of turns and deletions - change direction.

Advanced skiing

Most skiers and skis fall into this category. Skis middle segment characterized by higher rigidity Compared to skiing for beginners. Ski this category feature a more powerful wooden core, Often the design of a sandwich with side walls is found. In some models, additional metal or fiberglass layers can be used, making a stringent design.

Riding speed: High

Slopes: Outside the tracks, Pipe, prepared slopes

Width Waist Ski: from 72 to 86 mm

Ski width may vary quite strongly, it depends on the purpose of the ski: Universal models for riding at various states of snow in ski resorts are made wider (from 78 to 86 mm) than models for prepared slopes (from 72 to 78 mm).

Expert level of skating

Regardless of the choice of the slope

Skiing advanced or expert levels are designed for aggressive and skilny skier. You will almost always always find in them the layers of titanal, carbon or other materials designed to ensure a clearer work at speed or in difficult conditions. Skiing this level is usually tougher both longitudinally and on twisting (torsion rigidity) than the average level skis, because of this, at low speeds, it may be harder to control them. There are models for the prepared slopes, a park, universal or multipurpose skiing and models for freeride and virgin.

Riding speed: High

Slopes: Outside the tracks, tracks for competitions, candied slopes, the most cool slopes

Width Waist Ski: from 72 mm

Features of models for women

Currently there are female models of the same categories as for men. At the same time, the models designed specifically for women are somewhat lighter, softer and shorter unisex models. However, it is impossible to say that they are worse - they are applied Lighter materials, and the performance is selected, taking into account the characteristics of female anatomy.

In women, as a rule, the center of gravity is located lower than that of men, and it shifts back at riding when the skiing bends his legs. In addition, women have a smaller mass of the body than men of the same growth and they have less forces that they will be able to attach to their ski.

Thanks to the constructive features, women's skis require less effort to turn - this is achieved through the use of thinner and soft layers of materials and core. To better adapt the model for women, the mounting place is shifted by a centimeter or a little closer to the sock



And one more thing: there is no reason to say that a woman will not be able to ride male skiing and vice versa.

This article will help you choose the mountain skiing, even if you do not know and / or do not understand all the characteristics of the ski.

At the moment, mountain skis represent a very complex design, in which the manufacturer adds many technologies and beautiful marketing titles, so you can get confused when you choose.

So, how can you just just and correctly choose the mountain skiing, not possessing the knowledge of the expert? Let's proceed.

Mountain ski design

First we will understand what the mountain ski consist. It is necessary to understand what elements are affected when skating.

Each discipline or riding style places certain requirements for skiing. By understanding the design of the ski, it will immediately be clear why skiing is that. And how to ski by parameters.


Kant is a metal edge around the edge of the sliding surface. Since skiing takes place directly on the verge of skis, then the Kant is brazed into the slope and does not give skiing "slip".

Its main parameters:

Thickness , usually 3 mm. Wider Kant will survive more sharpening. On professional sports models, Kant's thickness is usually more, because It is assumed that skiing will be more often sharpened.

If you do not ride professionally, several times a year, you can not pay attention to this parameter. Because When sharpening 1-2 times a year, the ski is faster than "morally" it is obsolete than Kant will end.

Sharpening angle (Measured in degrees). Kant is sharpened in different ways for different ski disciplines. In sporting skis, the angle is made more acute, for better control at speeds and broken portions of the route. On amateur skiing, you can not bother with a degree.

Sliding surface

The sliding surface (Slisyak) is the entire lower part of the ski, which contacts the slope. Also, paraffin is applied to the sliding surface, which provides better slip.

Structure sliding sintered and extruded
Structure sliding sintered and extruded

Slitter skiing make 2 technologies:

  • Sintered (sintered) - Sintered polyethylene. Polyethylene granules sachue under high pressure and at high temperature, as a result we obtain a porous structure that perfectly holds paraffin, but more road and complex in production. Sometimes polished special and we get Structured base . Better slides when the nutparene is, and it slides worse when it is not processed, compared to extruded sliding.
  • Extruded (extruded) - Cheaper in production, is easily repaired by fill, does not require special care. Not so long holds paraffin or other ointment, compared with the sintered structure.

Both types of sliding surface ski surfaces are adding graphite. Graphite improves the glide and strength of the entire surface.

However, it is not worth praying for it: the floorless Skolzyak without graphite is better going better than a naked Slzayak with the content of graphite!

Processing with paraffins and ointments you need any sliding surface. Without processing, it dries and becomes less elastic and worse-sliding, and during running cases it becomes at all "fluffy".

Core (Core)

The core of the ski ski is the inside of the skis, the bottom is hidden by sliding, and from above covered with a lid. Most often is a combination of foam material and wood (one or more varieties). On different models can be gained from fiberglass, carbon, titanal and other materials in various places, to impart the necessary properties of ski stiffness.

On the cheapest models can only be made of foam material, without wood at all. The tougher should be ski, the more difficult it is the structure of the core.

Cover (Top Case) and Sidewall Sidewall

The lid of the mountain ski closes the core from interacting with the external environment from above, and the side walls on the sides.

There are 2 technology installation technologies: CAP and Sandwitch. And, of course, there are skiing with a combination of these technologies.

Cap ski structure
Cap ski structure

CAP (CEP) - The lid is simultaneously the side wall of the ski. This method is cheaper in production. In addition, such a lid gives additional rigidity skidding.

Skiing Sandwitch.
Skiing Sandwitch.

Sandwitch (Sandwich) - The lid and side walls are different elements. It is more complicated and more expensive in production, but allows you to achieve greater flexibility and constant stiffness.

Often you can meet the combined option when the sock and the tail of the skis are made according to the CEP technology, and the center on the Sandwich technology. Thus, rigidity in the sock and tail is enhanced, but sufficient flexibility in the middle of the ski remains.

Titanal (Ti)

Titanal - titanium-aluminum plate or plate, located under the lid skiing to give greater ski stiffness. Some manufacturers with titanal achieve increased vibrational properties and reduce vibration time.

Fastening for boot

Can be divided into 2 types by mounting to ski.

  1. Installation of fastening takes place on a self-tapping screws that screw in skiing
  2. On the ski from the factory, the guides are installed in which the mount is inserted.

There is no cardinal difference for amateur riding.

The most main characteristic of the fasteners is an effort to disassemble. Measured in the conventional DIN units. The more expensive and better fastening, the higher the load they can withstand until the shoe is unfounded.

Fans are recommended to set this parameter by the formula:

Weight (kg) / 10 - 1 , Example: weight 80 kg, 80/10-1 = 7.

It is a "starting" value, from which in the future you can retreat. Ski must run away with improper load (when dropping) and should not be discharged from vibrations or under normal landing. If you are an experienced skier, then configure yourself the effort you need.

  • Up to 7.5 DIN. - Children's fasteners.
  • Up to 11-12 DIN. - The average level of fasteners (most often already mounted on skis).
  • From 14 DIN. - Fastening the top level, when you need to understand why you need them.

Selection of mountain skiing according to characteristics

We now turn to the main characteristics of the skiing and consider what they affect when riding.


Length of the mountain ski.
Length of the mountain ski.

The first characteristic that is immediately noticeable.

The length of the mountain skis affects the stability at speed, maneuverability and stability.

  • Than skiing is longer The greater speed on it can be developed.
  • What ski shorter Moreover, it will be maneuverable.

But in this place should not forget about the ski geometry.

Ski geometry

Each ski has parameters such as:

  • Width sock
  • Width of the waist
  • Tail width (heels)

Usually they are indicated on the ski in the form of 102-75-96, which means a particular ski of 102mm - the width of the sock, 75mm - the width of the waist, 96mm - the width of the tail.

In the width of the waist, you can indirectly determine the ski affiliation to one or another style of riding.

  • Waist up to 74-75 mm - Trail skiing. A narrow waist helps to easily retracted and keeps the load well in turn, but the narrow ski drowshes in a loose snow.
  • Waist from 75 to 100-105 mm - Universal ski. They will be kept worse, but it is better to feel on a broken slope and in "Casha", allow you to leave the tracks in Pukhlyak.
  • Waist more than 105 mm - Ski for freeride. Wide skiing poorly cakes on hard highways, however, they feel great in a muffling outside the tracks.

It is these three parameters that form a side cutting arc.

Radius of side cutting

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Radius of side cutting

The radius of the side cut is a radius of an arc, which forms the difference in the width of the sock-waist-tail skiing and the length of the ski.

Do not confuse the radius of the side cut and the rotation radius. The radius of the side cut is measured only by the geometry of the ski, and the rotation radius depends on how much the ski sold at the moment of rotation. These parameters are very kealled between themselves, and on the cutout radius, you can estimate the rotation radius, but still they are not equal.

Individually shows maneuverability skis. The greater the radius of the side cut-out - the greater the radius of the turn, and the less - the more maneuverable turns on the ski.

For beginners For progressive For experts
Small Radius - Short Arc Medium Radius - Medium Arc Large radius - long arcs
11-14 M. 14-17 M. 17-30 M.
  • Radius up to 14 m It is considered small, skiing will be maneuverable, turns can be performed quite steep, respectively, the speed is lower.
  • Radius from 14 to 17 m - Middle, it will be convenient to ride the rotations of the average length.
  • Radius more than 17 m - Big, turns will be held on a big arc, the speed will be high, such as skiing you need to be able to control.


If you look at the ones lying on the table on the side, then we will see that only the sock and heel concern the table, and the middle of it is tearing off. This happens because each ski has its own deflection.

There are 2 classic deflection: Rocker (Rocker) and Camber (Camber).

Camber Mountain Ski Deflection
Camber Mountain Ski Deflection
Rocker Mountain Ski Deflection
Rocker Mountain Ski Deflection
  • Classical rocker - Skia is flashed to the place of fastening, reminds "Banana". Adds maneuverability and "spirits" ski, helps skiing to float in deep snow.
  • Classical Camber - Reverse rocker deflection. It is well cling to a smooth slope and depreciates landing when jumping.

At the moment, you can very rarely meet these deflections in the original form. Most often, both in various combinations are used in one ski.

Rocker / Camber Mountain Ski Deflection
Rocker / Camber Mountain Ski Deflection
ROCKER / CAMBER / ROCKER MINing Ski Deflection
ROCKER / CAMBER / ROCKER MINing Ski Deflection

For example, on the track and universal rules, you can find a rocker in the sock and / or the tail of the skis, which makes it easier to enter the turn. Next, Camber in the boot fastening zone, which improves the Cant's charge in turn.


Stiffness of the mountain ski.
Stiffness of the mountain ski.

There are two cruelty: longitudinal (they mean under the "cruel skiing" when they try to bump along) and torsion (transverse, twisting).

Longitudinal rigidity It is indicated on a scale from 1 to 10 or from "Soft" (soft) to "Hard" (hard) to choose a manufacturer and shows the relative rigidity of this model in the model line.

Affects the stability at speed, the effort to join the skiing in the turn.

What she is more (than skiing tougher), the more stable skiing will be on a flat highway at speed, it will be better to keep turns, the best physical training and skill of skiing will be required.

What it is less (ski softer), the easier to pellerate ski in turn, the requirements for skiing the skiing below, part of the errors in the technique will be forgiven skiing, at high speed will be less stable.

How to define rigidity : As a rule, the model is located above in the lineup (and more expensive), the stiffness is greater. It is possible to accurately define rigidity only by describing a specific model.

Torsion rigidity It is usually not specified and is the characteristic that is often not watching when choosing. She is responsible for keeping the ski chasing when turning. The torsion stiffness is higher, the fact that, with a larger load, the ski will begin to tear off the "hook" when turning.

On sports skiing (for slalom-giant or high-speed descent) it is always high. On freeride skis it is significantly lower, because Skating occurs with a completely different technique.

Manufacturers technology

Choosing a ski type for skiing style

Now that the structure of the ski and its characteristics has become a little clearer you can move to the types of ski skiing on the style of riding.

The division is often conditional. It speaks only that one ski is suitable for a certain slope or riding style. But this does not mean that on these skis you can ride only in such a style.

Trails (on piste)

Trail skiing
Trail skiing

Designed for riding on the tracks, it is desirable not on broken. Ideally - after the randa (when the route looks like in the photo above).

The main emphasis in such skis is made on the ability to make aggressive turns.

For this, they have a small width: the width of the waist is usually up to 74 mm, radius from 9 m to 17-18 m.

All technologies are aimed at relieving the start of rotation, stability at speed and confident hooking per slope in turn.

Stiffness is completely different: the initial models in the rules are sufficiently soft, the upper models are hard. Producers are caused by the difference in the preparation of a novice and a confident amateur.

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Sport and sports shop

Sports skiing
Sports skiing

Can be considered by their subclass of the tracks ski, because They are also designed for riding only on the tracks.

However, these are usually separate model ranges of ski, which meet the requirements of sports disciplines, such as: slalom, giant slalom, high-speed descent and others.

Competitive models (sports shop or "workshop") are made in compliance with all FIS requirements ( Fédération International De Ski - International Federation of Ski Sports).

Geometry is determined by the requirements of the sports federation, the name FIS and the name of the discipline is present in the title: Atomic Redster Fis SL, Rossignol Hero Fis GS.

Amateur models may slightly retreat from FIS standards in geometry to obtain new sensations when riding. Naturally, in the name of the model, there is no word FIS: Salomon X-Race SL, etc.

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Universal (All Mountain)

Universal mountain skiing
Universal mountain skiing

Designed for riding on the slopes with any snow quality. This does not mean that they simultaneously hold the slope and do not sink in the fluff.

Universals are still divided into route and non-scientists.

The tracks universal skiing in shape resemble ordinary tracks, but their width of their waist begins from 74 mm and reaches 82-84 mm.

Designed for riding on the highway in anyone's state: according to the ideal after the randa and, for example, in the evening, when the track turned into a "porridge".

Have sufficient rigidity, but increased width. Many models are equipped with anti-vibration technologies to reduce the amplitude and time of vibration when driving on unevenness.

Nontrass universal due to their width (waist from 84 to 105-107 mm) no longer allow so comfortable to retracted and do not really keep turns. At the same time, it is better to pop up on a broken track and allow you to go beyond the boundaries of the track.

Define such skis can be used to indicate the width of the waist in the name of the model, for example: Rossignol Experience 74 - Waist 74 mm, Salomon XDR 80 - Waist 80 mm, etc.

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Waist width 73mm
Freeride Mountain Ski

Wide skiing for riding outside the tracks, in fresh and deep snow.

Waist width from 100-105 mm and more. The deflection can only be rocker along the entire length for better pop-up in deep snow.

On such wide skis, it is very difficult and uncomfortable to ride on the highway, because They will constantly tear off when trying to turn.

Some manufacturers include such skis in the category "Freeski" together with parks.

Skiing for freeride in stores:,,

Park / Freestyle / Jibbing

Radius 13.3m. (160cm. Rostovka)
Freestyle / Park Mountain Ski

Symmetric skis (twintips) for riding in parks, according to figures with jumping and different tricks. They have bend from two sides to ride back forward.

Freeski in the category "Freeski" together with freeride skis.

Park skiing in stores:,

Beckcantia / Skiturch

This skis intended for tourism. We assume ascent to the top and further descent.

Especially facilitated, have special boots and fastenings with the ability to tear down the heel legs from the ski to move in skis.

Complete or have special fastenings for the camsome (lining on Slisyak, which do not allow riding skiing back).

Models for skit-tour in stores:,

Model Line Ski

So, now you must generally represent that it is a ski and what characteristics has it. But how to figure it out in a huge assortment?

To assist buyers, each manufacturer creates model rows (rules) skis for each type of riding. Also these rules are divided for convenience to men's (they are unisex) and women's.

Consider atomic 2020-2021:

  • Savor models - Trail line for beginners and lovers
  • Redster X models - trace line for lovers and with skills above average.
  • Redster models - a track line for amateurs-athletes, according to the applied technologies repeats the FIS version as much as possible, but has a slightly different geometry.
  • REDster FIS models are sports shop skiing for professionals.
  • Vantage models - line of universal skis, models from 75 to 83 - track universal, from 85 and higher - universal in classical understanding.

In each of these lines there is a digital ski index indicating its position. For example: Savor 1, Savor 3, Savor 5, Savor 6, Savor 7.

The higher the number index of the track ski, it has a more complex design and more technologies applied in it, it is possible to complete the fasteners with a slightly large maximum effort, etc. Accordingly, the price is higher.

In universal models, the digital index is simultaneously a width of the waist, for example: vantage 75, vantage 79, vantage 82, vantage 83, vantage 86, vantage 90, vantage 97, vantage 107.

In this case, together with increasing the numbers in the model and the complication of the skiing, its growth is in width.

Freeride models also contain a waist in the title, and park skiing is simply a digital index. However, there are usually 2-3 models in the line and choose them already deepening in the technology of each ski.

Women's Mine Ski Models

Fastenings included: EMX 12 GW
Women's Salomon Skis

Due to the peculiarities of female anatomy: Lower weight, a lower center of gravity, less accompanying, women's ski runs are produced.

  • Made of lighter materials.
  • Ski is softer, requires less effort to control.
  • Mounts are shifted to 1 cm forward, for the application of smaller effort.
  • Have a "female" color.

No one forbids riding girls on male skiing and on the contrary, it is quite possible. Therefore, there is no "male" skis: there are female rules and unisex (manufacturers are positioned).

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Selection of skiing lengths for growth and weight

  • Trail skiing : Height minus 8-12 cm or by the level of the nose.
  • Universal skiing : Height minus 0-5 cm or "in growth".
  • Frearyd : Growth plus 0-10 cm.
  • Park / Freestyle : Growth plus-minus 10 cm depends on the freestyle style and planned tricks.

Girls are advised to choose skiing another 3-5 cm in short, which is indicated in the recommendation. This will reduce the amount of effort in skiing.

It should be understood that these formulas are not final, and they can be distinguished slightly.

Mountain ski length correction on skier weight

  • Weight bigger standards - take ski 3-7 cm longer .
  • Weight less standards - take skis 3-7 cm shorter .

Mortgage Ski Length Table Skier Growth

The table is descended for a conditional person who has no excess weight, and he does not suffer from thin. Make the weight correction is very easy.

Height Trail skiing Universal skiing Frearyd The park
150 cm 138-142 cm 145-150 cm 150-160 cm 140-160 cm
155 cm 143-147 cm 150-155 cm 155-165 cm 145-165 cm
160 cm 148-152 cm 155-160 cm 160-170 cm 150-170 cm
165 cm 153-157 cm 160-165 cm 165-175 cm 155-175 cm
170 cm 158-162 cm 165-170 cm 170-180 cm 160-180 cm
175 cm 163-167 cm 170-175 cm 175-185 cm 165-185 cm
180 cm 168-172 cm 175-180 cm 180-190 cm 170-190 cm
185 cm 173-177 cm 180-185 cm 185-195 cm 175-195 cm
190 cm 178-182 cm 185-190 cm 190-200 cm 180-200 cm
195 cm 183-188 cm 190-195 cm 195-205 cm 185-205 cm

The algorithm for choosing a mountain ski is the following:

  1. Determine the place of skiing - choose the type of ski ski.
  2. Determine the ski length for growth and weight.
  3. Select a model from the corresponding line with the desired radius, rigidity and other characteristics.

Also for skating you need to choose shoes, so our guide will be useful for the choice of ski boots and the table of matching the size of the ski ski shoes.

Remember that always faster and easier Contact a consultant in the ski store . In 90% of cases, these are savvy employees with skiing experience, which will quickly explain and select the skis you.

As a bonus, a list of steep stores:

Specify your questions in the comments!

How to choose Rostovka ski right? The answer only seems simple, but in fact there are a lot of nuances associated with the design features of the ski ski and the individual parameters of the skier, such as: weight, level of technology, ski style, which, with the right selection, make substantial adjustments.

Unfortunately, few people know about it and picks skis, guided by standard -10, -15 cm from growth. Sometimes it leads to fatal errors creating discomfort or killing the benefits of a particular model.

For example, guided by the personal experience of tests, we recommend taking skiing

Head i.SuperShape Titan - -5-10 cm for growth,

Head i.SuperShape Rally - -10-15 cm for growth, and

Head Kore 99 - +15 cm for growth.

That is how the potential laid down in them, and, in smaller Rostov, they do not produce the desired effect. Unlike cross-country ski, the model of the mountain ski is very much different in character and the level of each other and require an individual, meaningful selection of length. Having the greatest experience in testing different models of different brands, we do not recommend doing it yourself. Your safety and comfort depends on it.

You can call us - this is free, you can come to the store for a shabolovka, or call a familiar expert, but it is expert practitioner who is familiar

With the latest technologies and has personal testing experience. Familiar skiers make it wrong, they have no experience of comparison, especially unsuccessful experience. Instructors are "acting", which are real

Participate in tests, and there are "retired", that is, simply not in the subject, but to confess to them ashamed and, of course, they will swing their "professional" Opinion without taking into account existing realities. For example, the presence of rocker allows you to recommend a little longer than a ski length. And our experience has repeatedly confirmed

The correctness of this approach. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what a rocker is.


Our team "10Balls", annually tests all the best models of leading world brands for 12 years. We participate in all the official tests of manufacturers and have the largest ownership of the mountain skiing in the country.

All this gives us the opportunity, unlike the official tests, which are always held only on prepared slopes, check the work properties

Universals where they need to be checked - on broken, wax, icy ...


We have in a team of 7 experts aged from 27 to 67 years of different level of preparation: from experienced to medium, with 35 and with 5 years experience and we test all models of any level. As a rule, experienced experts do not test the initial and mid-level models at all, women's skiing.

And the last

. In tests, as a rule, there are the most running risks. Therefore, personally, with a height of 170 cm, it is quite often for yourself, it is necessary to experience the difficulties of managing the rigid expert skiing in the wrong overgrown for me. What I sincerely wish you.

Let's return to the selection of the length and size of the skiing. Freeride class, Park and TD. Do not consider.

In most cases, it is optimally picking up the ROSTOVKA in the range -10, -12, -15 cm. For example, only the tracks atomic Redster S9 will show itself well in the range -10-15 cm from growth.

But, this is not a panacea. In each case, it is necessary to make an adjustment, given the different specific features of both ski and skiers: from level

Skiing and rupture of the step of Rosovki to the growth of the skier and novelty of the model.

From a last year, almost all tracks commercial skis are equipped with a track rocker, which facilitates the entrance to the turn, reduces the entry threshold by the level of equipment

Skier and allows you to recommend a slightly higher length.

However, in the sports environment there is an authoritative opinion that in Slaloma discipline 163 Rostovka - gives reference indicators and is recommended regardless of growth. Well, how? Easy to pick up yourself?

When choosing a ski, you must take into account the weight of the skier, which is sometimes excess. In this case, it can be appropriate to increase the length to compensate for the skiing.

Trail sports skiing for giant slalom take closer to growth in order to provide a large area of ​​kant's contact at speeds, which especially

Critical on ice.

In this ski segment, the largest number of exceptions and deviations from the rules. When selecting new ski, be sure to consult the expert with the experience of testing models just a new season. In this segment, the most innovations and often skiing with the same name is very different and from the point of view of recommendations for the selection of the length of the season for the season. For example, the atomic vantage of the previous season and the newest, 19-20 are different skis, with different behavior on the slope.

All skiing with non-standard selection of Rostovki, about which I mentioned above belong to the class of universal, and they are not the only ones requiring understanding of their nature and features for the correct choice of length.

We test very much universal skiing in different conditions and developed your opinion on the selection, based on practice.

In general, in most cases, due to the presence of a universal rocker (it differs in size and quality from the track rocker), universal skis can Recommend to the greater Rostovka for confidently riding. In our experience, it can be recommended -10, -5 cm from growth. For example,

Salomon S / Force 9,

Atomic Vantage 79 Ti or

Head Monster 83 Ti.

There are many exceptions, consult on a particular model from a specialist, but in most cases, this rule will work.

And, for example, Atomic Vantage 79 Cya take myself into growth and do not feel any difficulties, I don't need less than me.

In addition, when selecting the length of the universal, you need to understand how to use skiing more. If for the exit to the virgin, beyond the route, then unambiguously need to take a higher Rostovka to ensure the best ascent.

Unfortunately, many experts of the old formation outdated data and approaches due to the lack of personal experience. Technologies in the ski industry develop

rapidly. If you fall out of the process for a couple of years, then you can hopelessly lagging behind and recommended incorrectly.

Come to our hall, on weekends in the season, we always have 5-7 experts with personal testing experience. Take our Ski in tests.

Come on free tests and try skis themselves.

We are selected along the length of the same criteria. In most cases, it is -10, -15 cm from growth adjusting weight, level of technology, riding and physical style


Women not tuned at high speeds We always recommend paying attention to universal models that provide more secure and

Comfortable skating on broken after-elected tracks and provide an easier entry in turning at the rocker at the same skis length as the tracks ("Karving").

For example, atomic vantage x 77 c w and

HEAD ABSOLUT JOY - the most popular models of winter 16/17.

Sometimes there is a problem - because of the small growth, the skis turns out a very short area of ​​Kant's contact with the surface, which makes high-speed skating

On the outstanding slope is quite dangerous. In this case, we recommend paying attention to models that allow selection of higher lengths without loss.

Quality due to unique design features, such as a transverse wave at Elan Black Magic Ls.

It can be safely taken -5cm or in growth - and it will be the best choice. Verified. Repeatedly. Us.

Universal skiing.

A feature of the pick-up skiing feature is a shift towards a shorter length to -12, -15 cm (a step of the Rostovok usually goes after 5-7 cm, so the "tuvetka in a baulo" will not be able to pick up.

But at the initial level it is better not to reveal than to go through. Take a lower Rostovka within reasonable permissible, otherwise it will be difficult for you to direct it in turn. It will cause irritation and torment.

Tested on himself. The first ski of myself bought because of the beautiful design and coolness - Atomic Metron B11. - Almost in growth. At once two mistakes - ski expert level plus inappropriate Rostovka. It was a real torture. Sold. Remember, in addition to the right Rostovka, ski must necessarily comply with your level and in no case exceed it. Plus, correctly selected under

The task is where to ride how to ride. Let's say tough tracks for a beginner on the afternoon plowing slope - this is hell. Consult from practicing experts, call, sign up for our free tests Or take the mouse in our store on personal tests on any day, and try. Immediately emphasize that we do not test children's skis, as opposed to adults, we do not have personal practical experience, except for observing and evaluating children of our team. Therefore, we rely on the recommendation of familiar instructors who are quite contradictory, but they have their own logic, just different. There are those who recommend taking skis than shorter, the better - -20 cm from growth. In this case, the child immediately begins to get everything and how the result he begins to have fun. It stimulates the desire to ride skiing. The technique will come later, the main thing is not to beat off the hunt, they say.

This principle is good and justified for the smallest, beginners. And also if you are just ready to give the joy to children without taking into account your own ambitions, and are not tuned to their sports achievements.

The second group of instructors recommends to take a more suitable length higher - -10, -15 cm, as it will stimulate the development of skiing techniques,

Otherwise it will not work. And the instructors will be able to report to parents for not in vain spent rubles.

The truth is somewhere in the middle, taking into account the individual parameters of your child.

And here you need to take into account other than the growth weight and, above all,

Purpose: Teach technically ride through discomfort or just have fun on the hill?

Moreover, during the second version, riding a pleasure in a snake group, the kids have a basic technique growing intuitively and surprisingly quickly.

But practice shows that after a year of the break, children are not athletes just as quickly forget. And during the selection of lengths for the next year, it is necessary to take into account and not to overestimate the level of technology.

Children grow. Every year a new Rostovka? Unfortunately yes.

We categorically not recommended to take skiing. I hope the reason is understandable. It is better to rent what you need.

However, there is still a way out in such a situation. Teenager can be taken, for example

Head V-Shape V4,

Atomic Vantage 75 C or analogues. These skis allow you to recommend the selection of higher Rostov.

Checked on their own.

We often have to hear from clients disappointed by the selection of ski bought before visiting us in other stores. As a rule, this is due to the incorrect selection of Rostovki or the ski level. Salomon BBR 9.0 is every second case.

The reason is primarily in the fact that experts who select skiing to order in the shop - high flight birds and are not descending into the hall to work with customers.

Sellers in the hall are not able to personally test models and work according to catalogs. Hence the misunderstanding and error of the selection.

We do not have. In the hall, there are always several experts who personally rolled all the best novelties of the season.

Come call, ask, test ski yourself, share your impressions.

We are confident in our selection.

Tell me how to choose mountain skiing - 10 tips

  • Tip number 1. Do not buy mountain skiing until you roll.
  • If you wondered how to choose mountain skiing, but not yet ride, you should not immediately buy your skis. Take on your first riding or lesson with the ski instructor at the box office. During the first acquaintance you will see if you like skiing at all. There are many examples when people after the first day of skiing try to learn the technique of skating on the board and immediately go. But if the mountain skiing in the box office take this ordinary case, then ski boots need to have their own. The choice of ski boots must be taken seriously.

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  • Tip # 2. Choose the first skiing for tracks. First you need to master the basic technique.
  • Having bought skis for freeride or the park you will be tormented, not to learn. Freary skiing is a wide waist, there is often no stiffness. Park ski sharpened under tricks. You need to master the basic turns, braking, slopes, ordering.
  • Tip # 3. It is easier to learn and ski with a small radius of turn.
  • Radius of rotation affects handling skiing. If you put a ski on a boiler and start moving, then ski will eventually read the circle. The greater the circle, the greater the radius. This will be your turn. For women, it is optimally 11-14 meters, for men 12-15 meters.
  • Tip # 4. How to choose mountain skiing for beginners. Buy skis medium or immediately expert level.
  • From the initial to the average skiing, it usually passes from the 3 days of study until the week. If you bought the mountain skiing of the initial level, then you quickly borrow rolling on them. It is like machines. If you learn the rules, then the small men are enough for you, but on the track or on the races alas, no. If you accurately realize that it is your all and you rush to the slope, then take boldly expert skiing. If you wish, grow up to them quickly.
  • Tip # 5. How to choose mountain skiing for growth.

Trail universal skis are chosen taking into account minus ten centimeters from growth. The longer the projectile, the more stable it goes. On long skiing, you will feel stability at speed, but it will not be easy to drive around the scrubble snowboarder. If anything, it was not told on the border.

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  • Tip number 6. How to choose a mountain skiing weight
  • In general, skiing is properly choosing and weighting and growth. For example, if you are rider, having, due to any circumstances, the solid weight, then take the skiing longer. Recall that the criterion for choosing universal skis for the track for growth is minus ten centimeters.
  • Tip number 7. Do not buy mountain skiing, which celebrate the 50th anniversary.
  • Buying an old time for studying this is a mistake. After a couple of days of skating, you want to ski someone else and quickly. All such skis are collected according to the old technology, in which another rocker did not apply (front bend) and side cut. Want to control two railings?
  • Tip number 8. Do not buy skis on the advice of friends, focus on your feelings.
  • Everyone has its own taste on the design, most importantly in skis and people ride in different appliances. Someone loves to paint, another slide. Focus on your feelings when choosing skis.
  • Tip number 9. Choose the mountain ski pushing out from the Catania region.
  • If you ride everywhere and you choose the first skis, then take a universal expert model model. If for example you drive to Sheregesh or ride in the Urals, then an interesting option is a slagistic ski. The tracks in these regions remain rigid all day.
  • Tip number 10. Take on the Test Mountain Ski

Large shops Typio Cant or Alpindustria conduct mountain skiing tests in the Urals, in Red Polyana, on Elbrus, in Kirovsk. Also, representatives of HEAD and Atomic companies on large GLK arrange tests. You can ski for free, and then buy them at a good price.

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  • Types of skiing and their features.
  • Let's talk about skiing that you choose at the start.
  • Skis who choose as the first are divided into categories:
  • Trail skiing
  • Trail universal skiing or All Mountain. So write in some stores.

The choice of skis is important to approach, pushing out from the locations of the riding, your technique, style and preferences.

Created with accounting of any signs of snow and trails in the resort. Many want to take with them to the resort only one pair of skis, so the demand for universals is growing.

Differences of the tracks and universal trails.

  • Carvering or track skiing have a narrower waist, a wide nose, heel. They are perfectly cutting the slope, lay sharp turns, but they require a rider of technology. On such skis, it is comfortable to drive around a flat and hard track. Alas, but for example in the resorts in Sochi, the tracks are saved from 8 to 10 am. Next is always a lottery.
  • For those who want to have skis for every day and does not seek to the opening of the lifts, there are universals. There is no strong return on such skis, they do not cut the slope as a razor, but you will be a little more getting a buzz on any relief and state of the track.
  • Universal skiing create with a wider waist than the carving skis. The rigidity of the ski was reduced, the front rocker increased. For such changes in the design, we pay less ski aggressiveness, but we get a more predictable projectile. Every year, the timeline of the All-Mountain skiing is expanding.

Trail or carving skiing.

Ideally go and cut if the slope is hard and not very smashed. The track ski waist 65-80 mm width for men and 63-75 mm for women. There is no bend in the heel, there is no such skis, there is a very small bend in front.

Head SuperShape i.Speed ​​SW MFPR

Recommendations for the Terms of Use: The track in its various states;

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  • Recommended training level: experts;
  • Speed ​​behavior: stable;
  • Similar brand models: The Magnum model is still wider than 4mm in the waist, it has a much wider sock, respectively, a smaller radius and a more easy input in turn;
  • Profile: Speed ​​Rocker 90% Camber, 10% rocker (front);

Rostovki: 156, 163, 170, 177, 184;

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  • Core: WC Sandwich Cap Wood;
  • Design features: Kers; ERA 3.0S; Graphene;
  • Sliste: UHM C Base.
  • Head WC Rebels ISPEED RP EVO 14

Recommendations under the Terms of Use: Trail Skating;

Created with accounting of any signs of snow and trails in the resort. Many want to take with them to the resort only one pair of skis, so the demand for universals is growing.
  • Recommended training level: experts;
  • Speed ​​behavior: stable;
  • Similar brand models: a little more hard WC Rebels I.Speed ​​Pro;
  • Profile: Rebel Camber;

Rostovki: 165, 170, 175, 180, 185;

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  • Core: Wooden;
  • Features of the design: Race Plate EVO 14, Intelligence Chip Technology, Kers;
  • Skolzayak: Race Structured UHM C Base.
  • Atomic Redster S9 X 12 TL GW

POWER WOODCORE - Poplar Wood Cardi Heal

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  • Full Sidewall - Side Wall of Extra Durable ABS Plastic
  • Ultra Power Titanium - Two Titanal Layers
  • Structured Topsheet - Special Relief Top Coating Ski, Sustainable Scratches and Damage
  • WORLD CUP BASE FINISH - RECOGING Slip in accordance with the World Cup technologies

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