Ski length and general advice for a beginner buying at a swap
October 25, 2011 1:13 PM Subscribe
I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome.
I am 5'4" and 230 (big girl!). I am probably looking for all mountain. I am a total beginner, green slopes only, but I plan on getting to intermediate this winter. I will be skiing about one day a week. I used rather short skis last year and I think I want to buy longer. If I had to guess on my own, I would say 160 but I haven't got a clue what I am looking for. I think that I should be looking for adjustable bindings but, again, no idea what to look for other than make sure it doesn't look like it's been chewed by a dog. I'll be taking them, along with my new boots, to a shop to get them adjusted for me.