Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Bill Fishbac » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi all,  I'm pretty new to skiing and I have a question.  How long should my
> ski's be?  I just started last year at age 40 and skied about 5 days.  I just
> returned from a 4 day ski trip to Mammoth and I have (IMHO) advanced pretty
> quickly.  I'm skiing some moderate black diamond runs but for the most part,
> intermediate runs.  I ski pretty aggresively (for me).  I've been using rentals
> and they always give me 170's at Mammoth.  I'm 6'0 195lb.  I'm doing pretty good
> on these but now I want to buy my own ski's and I'm wondering if I should go
> longer.  I've heard anything from 180-210.  That is quite a range and to be
> honest, anything over 180 looks pretty big to me.  I'm using shaped ski's if
> that matters.  I want something that I can grow into but not something that will
> be too long.  The rental people at Mammoth and Big Bear in Ca have always told
> me that my ski should come up to my eye level.  That's where the 170's come up
> to. Any help is tremendously appreciatted.
> Mike Berg


  Don't choose skis by your hieght. Select a ski by your wieght and abilities. I'd
suggest a 193 for you.
  Try a number of different lengths and find the one your most comfortable in. One
thing to remember, don't buy a ski for the way you ski now, buy a ski for the skier
you want to be!
 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Horva » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00

On 20 Dec 1997 19:43:59 -0800, Mike Berg scribbled:

Quote:
>Hi all,  I'm pretty new to skiing and I have a question.  How long should my
>ski's be?  I just started last year at age 40 and skied about 5 days.  I just
>returned from a 4 day ski trip to Mammoth and I have (IMHO) advanced pretty
>quickly.  I'm skiing some moderate black diamond runs but for the most part,
>intermediate runs.  I ski pretty aggresively (for me).  I've been using rentals
>and they always give me 170's at Mammoth.  I'm 6'0 195lb.

I recommend a good diet.  You're too large for 170's.

                                Horvath

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Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Horva » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00

On 21 Dec 1997 10:22:53 -0800, Mike Berg scribbled:

Quote:

>>On 20 Dec 1997 19:43:59 -0800, Mike Berg scribbled:

>>>Hi all,  I'm pretty new to skiing and I have a question.  How long should my
>>>ski's be?  I just started last year at age 40 and skied about 5 days.  I just
>>>returned from a 4 day ski trip to Mammoth and I have (IMHO) advanced pretty
>>>quickly.  I'm skiing some moderate black diamond runs but for the most part,
>>>intermediate runs.  I ski pretty aggresively (for me).  I've been using rentals
>>>and they always give me 170's at Mammoth.  I'm 6'0 195lb.

>>I recommend a good diet.  You're too large for 170's.

>>Hahahahaha!!!!
>Tell ya what Horvath....I'll email you a pic from my last bodybuilding show and
>let you decide whether or not I'm "too fat" and need a good diet.  6' 195lb but
>I guess I forgot to mention 9% bodyfat.  Or the measurements: 48" chest, 32"
>waist, 18" biceps and 28" thighs.  Jesus...how typical of the average slob to
>assume that somebody who is heavier than most people is obviously fat.  I may be
>too large for the 170's but I am NOT fat.  BELIEVE ME.  I guess that by your
>criteria, somebody like Emmitt Smith is fat because he's 5'10" and almost 210
>lb.  But then again, you probably don't even know who he is.  How narrow minded.

*** Off, you scum!

I happen to be a professional model.  I know the height and weight
charts.  For a six foot tall male to have a perfect body, he has to be
between 155 and 175.  If you are 190 you are too FAT.  Lose twenty
pounds and come back, loser.  Emmit Smith is a fat-ass.  No Hooter
Girl would give him a first look.

Don't bother posting picture that you took out of a magazine.

                                Horvath

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Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Anthe » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Mike Berg wrote in

Quote:
> >(Horvath in his inimitable style): I recommend a good diet.  You're too
large for > >170's.

> >Hahahahaha!!!!
> Tell ya what Horvath....I'll email you a pic from my last bodybuilding
show and
> let you decide whether or not I'm "too fat" and need a good diet.  6'
195lb but
> I guess I forgot to mention 9% bodyfat.  Or the measurements: 48" chest,
32"
> waist, 18" biceps and 28" thighs.

Righteo! When are you going to post the pics, eh? This'll be an improvement
on Jim's picture from his last stripping date (at the local ladies' bingo
hall).

170's are pretty short! If you're parallelling confidently, on shaped's,
anything over 190cm should be OK. On conventionals, over 200cm for you!
Having strength and weight means you can get away with a fair bit.

ant
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Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by SkiGrr » Tue, 23 Dec 1997 04:00:00

big snip here -
Mike, since you're a Newbie we'll allow you ONE silly mail.

you just have to know Horvath. his comment was HUMOR - such as it is. you
kind of need to take him with a pillar of salt big enough for a 40-gallon
margarita.

It's just the way he is. We love it. Talk about orange shorts, white tops
and lots of Hooters girls and he's a happy camper.

you'll catch on.
        <we hope>

SkiGrrl

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Mark Hillie » Tue, 23 Dec 1997 04:00:00

It's depends for the use you are going to use the ski for.  I as being a
mogul skier use skis that come to my mid-forehead.  You said you do
mainly blue runs so you are probably a high-speed cruiser.  I would
recommend on something that come to the top of your head about, maybe a
little lower.

James Hillier
Freestyler Supreme
Minister of Blackmail, Mischief and Skiing

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Jim Stroh » Tue, 23 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Gee, Mike, I'm only a Texan but I ski 195 conventionals. I am 5'5"
tall, weigh 140 on a skinny day, and am very similar to you in age
and physical proportions.  

If you're on conventionals, they should be way, way over your head.  
If you're on shapes, they should be at least head-high.

So to be on the same equivalent length skis as this worthless Texan,
you'd need at least 215s for conventionals, and 200s on shapes.  
And I should mention -- I bought my 195s after about 8 skiing days
experience.  That's your target.

Pay no attention to the other abuse you get here.  Go for the long
sticks, take your knocks, and earn your place on the slopes.

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Horva » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00

On 22 Dec 1997 22:22:47 -0800, Mike Berg scribbled:

Quote:

>You have no ***ing clue what you're talking about.  Pro model my ass.  So tell
>me ***wad what work have you done????  Do yourself a favor and check out the
>regional outcome of some recent southwestern

[pathetic rambling deleted]

You have my pity.

                                Horvath

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Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Crash Johnso » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Hi all,  I'm pretty new to skiing and I have a question.  How long should my
> > ski's be?  

<TRIM>

Quote:
> > Mike Berg

>   Don't choose skis by your hieght. Select a ski by your wieght and abilities. I'd
> suggest a 193 for you.
>   Try a number of different lengths and find the one your most comfortable in. One
> thing to remember, don't buy a ski for the way you ski now, buy a ski for the skier
> you want to be!

Demo is a good idea. Tried the Salomon Axe in 190 cm this weekend and it
would be a good choice as an all around shape ski.
BTW: Also skiied several Fishers which were definite race/go fast shape
skiis. Need to be forward to start turn, back to accelerate out. The
Salomon lets you just stand centered and ride.
--
                    )) Original text above is my opinion

                  //   Deal with it.
Vail - its not the shape of your ski its the shape of your turn
 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Chrisin » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00

My girlfriend has been offerred a pair of Rossi DV9's

Anyone know anything about them ?

          Chris Ingram.

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Horva » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>My girlfriend has been offerred a pair of Rossi DV9's

>Anyone know anything about them ?

It depends.  How does she look in orange shorts?

                                Horvath

I didn't come here for a Polka lesson, so stop dancing around!

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by Chrisin » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>It depends.  How does she look in orange shorts?

Great - she used to work at Hooters.

          Chris Ingram.

 
 
 

Newbie question: What size ski should I use?

Post by James Hillie » Wed, 24 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>He was once a thing of great beauty but then he became a
>***ager and it's all been downhill from there.

 {Bunch of other rambling etc. etc. etc.}

Hey are you dissin us ***agers?  I happen to 14 years old, 5'8" weigh
140 pounds and I rule on the slopes.  I shave every day.  I always use
deodarant.  Shower once a day, more if I had just worked out hard.  I
get a haircut once or twice a month.  I may have acne but I'm trying to
get rid of it (it's called Clearskin for all you acne prone skiers).  I
dare say that I do look appealing.  There is nothing wrong with
***agers.

Allow me to tell you what Horvath is.  He is a pro-model/science
experiment, don't be suprised if you some pics of him in science mag in
an article about anorexia or bulemia.  The only reason he skis is cause
the skis glide him along without much effort (on green runs at least,
this is where Horvath skis).  He wasn't strong enough to play other
sports.  If he ever gets laid by Hooters Girls it's because of the
propostorous tips he gives them (so big that they feel obligated to have
sex with him, he gets paid for being in the articles of bulemia you
know).  He drinks 2 bottles of laxatives a day and he barely ever eats.
His main exercise comes from typing and channel surfing.  What he calls
cardio-vascular exercise we call snoring.  Notice how many posts he has
on rsa.  It's because he has no life and spend his time surfing the
net.  Oh he has a friend, it's his control at the lab.  He says
something funny often but usually it's not good in depth.  He is also
probably a ***maniac because i notice how most of his posts have
something to do with sex or something closely related.  Quite often he
will act like a big ass (ie. someone once asked for some good ski sites
and he said www.yahoo.com).  Tha t is the profile I have given of him.
If somebody besides Horvath objects, I'll be suprised.

James Hillier
Freestyler Supreme
Minister of Blackmail, Skiing and whatever the Hell else I want

P.S. How about someone does a profile on me?