Choosing your rental snowboard
- 19 August 2020
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What are the different types of skis? Which ski should I choose? How to conceal it with my budget? Ski is a curved blade placed under your foot to slide properly on snow. Considering your budget and your level, you must choose the most adapted blade to enjoy fully your winter holidays.
Thus, you must know what do you want to do with your equipment, be clear with your habits and your technical level.
A ski is composed of 7 parts : spatula, ski waist width, the tail, the sides, the deck, the edges, and the base.
Piste : width between 65 and 80mm
All-terrain or freestyle : 80 to 90mm
Off-piste : 90mm and more.
To help you choose the right skis, we will review two main criteria :
The construction will influence the price.
At Prosneige, we have 6 ranges for skis :
5* and 6* skis : in this range, skis are oriented for races, and are thus made for skiers that are interested about performance, chronometers. We also have more versatile models. It is best to start with slalom-oriented skis, where the technique is all about short curves and speed. They will have a waist width that is about 62mm, and a 11M radius. Then, the giant-oriented skis, with a waist width of 65mm and a 17M radius.
3* and 4* skis are more affordable. They are able to adapt to your progression, to slide without gripping snow and to help you enter properly the first phase of your curves. They are usually categorized as versatile skis because they are not slaloms-oriented nor giant-oriented skis. Their waist width will vary from 72mm to 80mm.
4* and 5* skis : we have a special category called “All mountain”, very versatile because they are made for both slopes and off-piste skiing. These skis are easy to direct thanks to their waist width, and they have a good potential : they can cut curves on slopes, but are also efficient off-piste, thanks to their rocker. They can adapt to every kind of snow.
If you are a skier that like taking challenges, Prosneige will recommend you take between 80mm and 90mm for the waist width. The purpose is to have a 70%-60% slopes ski and 30%-40% off-piste ski, for skiers that are more technic-oriented and who want to go on fresh snow, not yet groomed.
If you want to only do off-piste skiing, on fresh and untouched snow, Prosneige will recommend you take “fat skis”, that are 5* or 6*. They will have a waist that measures 100mm with a rocker shape to help you float on snow.
You are now ready to choose skis that will be perfectly adapted to you! You only have to click the button below!