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Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Choosing Ski Types & Sizes

Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Choosing Ski Types & Sizes


Hi! This is Dave Smith with Hillcrest Ski
and Sports in Gresham, Oregon on behalf of Expert Village. In this tutorial, we will
cover beginning skiing. In this clip, we’ll cover how to select the size and style of
ski. Selecting a size of ski is a matter of personal preference. However, there are some
general guidelines that may help you out. The longer a ski is, the faster it will go
and the harder it will be control. The shorter a ski is, the slower it will go and the easier
it will to turn. For this reason, many beginners should start out with a ski that’s a little
shorter. Generally, something that’s between your chin and your nose is a good size to
start out on. This ski will be a good choice for me if I was a beginner. It has a relatively
soft flex, which you can see as I flex this ski, and a nice side, which means it’ s relativity
wide in the tip and tail and slightly narrower at the waist. This makes the ski much easier
to turn. Skis are a lot like tools in a tool box. They’re different tools for different
jobs. There’s different skis for different styles of skiing. This particular ski is a
race ski. It’s much shorter. It’s also very stiff for stability at high speeds. It has
a very wide tip and tail and narrow waist, which means it will turn very quickly for
someone that’s trying to get around. This is a powder ski. As you can tell, it’s very
wide throughout. Wide in the tip, wide in the waist, and wide in the tail. It also has
a softer flex than the race ski. This allows it to float better in deep snow. It’s also
a much taller ski, which gives it a more surface area so the ski will float on top of the snow
instead of sinking beneath it. As a beginner, try to stick with something that’s sized between
your chin and your nose and has a relatively soft flex pattern. This will help you build
confidence on the slope. You can always get some more advanced skis later when you’ve
learned some more advanced techniques.

11 thoughts on “Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Choosing Ski Types & Sizes”

  1. I wish there was just one type of ski just like the times in Soviet Russia. All we got was a normal pair of skis with none of all this stuff. One ski is good for everything. Going down hill, going straight like cross country and even getting up on mountains. Can you tell me what ski is used for everything.

  2. Guys, improve your ski skills doesn't need to be difficult (I used to feel it did). I'll give you some advice right now. Search a training program called Avalorexon Training Program (google it). Seriously, thanks to Avalorexon Training Program I've improve my game. I probably shouldn't even be mentioning it because I do not want a bunch of other guys out there running the same "game" but whatever, I am in a great mood today so I will share the wealth haha.

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