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I can't tell you how long your skis should be just based on your height. Type of skis and skill level can greatly affect how long your skis should be. If you are a beginner your skis should between your chin and nose. If you are intermediate your skis should be between your nose and eyes. If you are an expert the ski should be above your eyes but no longer than your height. If you are buying twin tips you should add around 5cm to the length of the skis, thus being one of the exceptions to the 'never above your head rule'. The only other one is if you are a high level racer. Your best bet on getting a good length ski is to be fitted at your local ski shop.

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∙ 14y ago

A good rule of thumb is that the board should stand between your chin and your nose when set on its tail. Snowboard width is usually directly related to your foot size, you need a board wide enough so your heel and toes do not drag in the snow while performing a turn. A major factor in determing the correct board size also has to do with your weight. Riders who are heavy should look for boards that have a stiffer flex. Lighter riders will need a board with a softer flex.

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∙ 12y ago

Well it depends on what type of skiing you want to be doing. Racing skis, slalom skis, big mountain skis, powder skis all differ in length for the same user because they are all used for different purposes. I'm assuming you are trying to find a pair of skis for casual piste skiing, so I would recommend anything in the 135-150 range in terms of length. Keep in mind that longer skis give you more speed, while shorter ones give you more control. Width, once again depends on what kind of skiing you want to do, but for the average user I would recommend nothing wider than 85-70-100, since those are the lower bounds of big mountain skis and you probably don't need anything on the level of big mountain skis if you'll be staying on groomed runs. I'm sure any ski salesperson at any Sports Chalet or Big 5 will recommend you the right ski for you if you ask.

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∙ 14y ago

Beginner 135-140, Recreational 140-145, Intermediate 150-160.

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∙ 13y ago

It depends if you're a dude or a chick. for a guy probably like a 149 but for a chick prob like a 140

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