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Volkl bridge - length advice ... sorry for beginners’ question

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I have been skiing hardpack for what seems like millennia, and have solid technique but trashed ACL on one leg. I have access to a set of 2010 Volkl Bridge skis - which are cambered skis - and I am concerned about the length. I usually ski 150-155 slalom skis and have some 167 rockered skis. I am 171cm tall and 140lbs (63kg) - these Volkl skis are 169cm and I don’t want to say ‘yes’ to them if they are too long - it would just be a waste. I note on EVO ski that in 2010 users were like this: ski 177 skier’s height 183; ski length 169 height 179. Which suggests that the 169 would be too long for me. Reactions?


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Thu 26-04-18 9:43; edited 1 time in total
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@valais2, does the Bridge have any tip rocker? I'm pretty close to your size but (based on stuff you post, plus a realistic assessment of me) less skilled than you, and I would happily ski a ski that length with a little tip rocker or early rise. On a fully cambered ski I'd want to be in the low to mid 160s.
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@valais2, i am slightly lighter than you and skis don’t know how tall you are. I ski Mantra at 177, which is a stiffer ski and less rockered.

So I would think they’d be fine.
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Echo the above comments-you should be fine.
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@mgrolf, yes that what I was worried about ... they are the 2010 model which is described as ‘less rocker’ and ‘slightly rockered at the tip’ - so I guess I should get them on the kitchen table and see exactly what the profile is....thanks UANM - good point re ‘skis dont know how tall you are’....I hadn’t thought of things that way before - it is mass which counts, why did I not think of that...many thanks
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@valais2, no worries. To be really pedantic, height will affect centre of mass but really? all this sizing stuff is so vague that height doesn't make a real world difference.

It's used as a simple heuristic so that yer average ski tech with a day's training can size you up for rentals.
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@under a new name, ...many thanks. But I am now paranoid that my skis are watching me ... perhaps they DO know my height ... after all they do look at me kind of funny sometimes....
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valais2 wrote:
‘slightly rockered at the tip’


I'd go for them with that description, definitely.
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@mgrolf, excellent - many thanks for thoughtful and engaged reply - really helpful
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@valais2, just because you’re paranoid, etc.... wink
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