HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR ADULT SKIS?

On-piste, Freeride, All mountain or Freestyle skis? Which size to choose? Wide or narrow? The skis should allow you to glide nicely while ensuring safety and making progress. It's sometimes difficult to find what you want. Discover all the criteria you need to consider when getting yourself kitted out.

 

OUR SKIING AND SNOWBOARD BRAND

WED'ZE

Our Skiing & Snowboard brand offers friendly tips for your sporting practice 

You should choose your skis based on 3 criteria: the type of skiing, your level and body shape.

YOUR SKIING PRACTICE

ON-PISTE

Do you like carving nice turns on the ski slopes? Then we recommend Downhill skis. Fairly narrow, these skis give you more responsiveness from one turn to the next and good traction.

ALL MOUNTAIN

If you like on-piste as much as the edges of groomed slopes and having fun with the way the slope undulates, choose All Mountain skis. Fairly wide (between 75 and 85 mm) with a fairly long tip and a slight rocker, they are versatile regardless of the quality of the snow and guarantee good handling on-piste.

FREERIDE

Do you prefer powder? Then it's certainly a pair of Freeride skis you need. Very wide (over 85 mm) and with a rocker at the front and/or rear, they float on powder snow while being manoeuvrable.

FREESTYLE

Finally, if you prefer terrain parks, doing jumps and trying new modules, choose Freestyle skis. Double ski tips, light and strong with great handling.

YOUR LEVEL

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER

You want to start skiing and/or make progress without wanting to tackle the toughest trails and slopes.

LEVEL 2: ADVANCED

You're comfortable on green to red slopes, on most slopes and snow types, you've mastered skid turns and want to progress with the technique of carving turns.

LEVEL 3: EXPERT

You ski fast in all types of snow and on all slopes. You know perfectly well how to vary the different turns (small radius, wide, carved turns, skid turns)

YOUR SIZE

The shorter the skis, the more manoeuvrable they are. That's why beginners should choose shorter skis. Heavier skiers can choose bigger skis.
ON-PISTE

-5 to -15 cm below your height

ALL MOUNTAIN

From your height to – 10 cm

FREERIDE

From – 5 cm to + 10cm of your height

FREESTYLE

From your height to – 10 cm

WEIGHT

The skier's weight also has an influence on their ability to control their skis. For example, a light skier will find it harder to control and "bend" a rigid ski. Lighter skiers should go for a flexible to medium ski, while heavy skiers should choose a medium ski. Rigid skis are only for expert skiers.

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