How to Fit
||SKI HOMEWORK MEASUREMENTS NEEDed
To fit you as accurate as possible we need the following information: with your whole homework we can do you a better job....
5. ARMPIT TO THE FLOOR FOR POLES OR PUT THE ARM AT A RIGHT ANGLE AND MEASURE FROM THE TOP OF THE FIST TO THE FLOOR..
6. Street shoe size.
7. Stand in your BARE feet on a piece of paper and trace your BARE foot with the pencil or pen straight up and down.TRACE ..
8. We need the toe-to-heel measurement.INCHES OR CM.
9. We need the width at the widest part of your foot.
10. Calf measurement:ADULTS MEASURE UP THE LEG 9-10" THEN WE NEED THE AROUND MEASUREMENT.. OR ABOUT WHERE THE TOP OF THE SKI BOOT WOULD BE.... SOFT TAPE MEASURE AROUND THE CALF...
we do NOT need the drawing, just the toe to heel, width, and calf measurements...thanks
11. LAIDBACK, MEDIUM, AGGRESSIVE... Skill level (beginner,
intermediate, advanced) ??.
12. HOW MANY SKIER DAYS A YEAR??
13. Length Desired
14. Colors preferred??? lighter, Darker colors?
15. please advise of any abnormalities of your foot ie. (wide foot, big toe, extruding bones)high instep, injured feet?
LET US KNOW YOUR FOOT
if you are buying skis AND BINDINGS only... we need the mm number off the side of your ski boot...weight, age,
skier level... we can fit them all ready to ski...
In the name of marketing, some ski companies would have you BUY A NEW SKI EVERY YEAR. SAYING THAT LAST YEARS IS NO GOOD.. MOST OF THE TIME IT IS THE SAME SKI WITH A DIFFERENT PLASTIC SHRINK WRAP (SKIN) TOP WITH A NEW WRITE UP.. WE RECYCLE SKIS AND BUY THE YEAR OLD OR OLDER NEW AND USED SKIS AND SELL THEM FOR LESS...WE TRY AND TEACH YOU WHAT YOU need to KNOW TO take care of YOUR EQUIPMENT AND yourself! ANY QUESTIONS OR information WE HOPE YOU WILL CALL OR EMAIL US...WE HOPE TO SERVE YOU BETTER..and hope to sell you product AS YOU NEED IT. THE SKI SHOPS WOULD BAD MOUTH YOUR old STUFF BEFORE IT was used up! Not us, read the following and learn what you would ever need to know about ski equipment!
If you’re a very good skier, you would fit your skis to about head height.
If you’re a regular skier, you would fit your skis to about MID FACE OR to the tip of your nose.
If you’re a new skier, you would fit your skis to about chin level. IF YOU WANT IT EASIER GO TO THE SHORTIES (3or 4FT),, REALLY WANT IT EASIER GOT TO THE BLADES (less than 3) FEET... FUNNNNNNER...
With your homework we can build your package fitted all ready to go skiing when you get it its all set up ready to ski.
CUT AND PASTE THIS HOMEWORK OF YOUR MEASUREMENTS TO THE E MAIL AND SEND WITH PRICE POINT.. WE WILL SEND PIC’S ..YOU PICK THE ONE YOU WANT... CALL WITH CREDIT CARD AND WE SHIP .. YOU HAVE FUNNN
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How to Fit - SNOWBOARDS
5. chin to floor
6. top of shoulder to floor
7. street shoe size
8. toe to heel of bare foot traced on floor with pen up and down.. measure toe to heel & width
9. which foot forward??? push on scooter??? wakeboard??
10. want step in bindings or strap
11. want light or dark colors
12. call with homework and we can walk wall with choices for you
13. send homework in email..we can send pictures of the choices in your size..
14. pick a price point...
Snowboard fitting is done with the chin to the floor in inches, most of the pros measure at the chest, they are tricksters though, and with the shorter board it makes that easier. Shorter is better for beginners, this is because it makes it easier to turn ect.
You also need to know if you’re goofy or regular. A goofy footed snowboarder is one who snowboards with their right foot forward, a regular is one who snowboards with their left foot forward. If you don’t know which you are, then stand behind the snowboarder,(preferably without them knowing and with their feet together) and gently push forward. The foot that goes out first is the one that is the lead foot, or the one that goes in the front. More
||CLOTHING - ONE PIECE SUITS, parkas, pants, under
Please give us the following information:
5. Measure from top of the shoulder to the floor.
6. Measure from the crotch to the floor.
7. Measure from the top of the hipbone to the floor.
8. Measure the circumference of your belly.
9. Measure the circumference of your butt.
10.Measure the circumference of your waist.
11. Measure the circumference of your chest.
with this info we measure every clothing item before we ship...
It is very important that we get this information accurate so that we can fit you as best as possible. More
||WAXING YOUR SKIS
The bottoms of your skis do not have to be waxed! The bottoms are a closed, celled product made by one man and are very low maintenance! Your bottoms are better off not waxed! Once they have been waxed with a temperature restricted wax, you have to keep going back for temperature changing wax jobs.. Stick with the original base and the factory seal thats on the petex.. once ground it isn’t the same.. and is not maintenance free! if you ski across the parking lot.. you deserve to pay for a tune up...!!! The old skis 30 years ago had an open celled base and needed wax, NEWER SKIS have closed cell and never NEED WAX, PERIOD! if you want to race someone who has paid up to $90 for a tune up... spray your bottoms with pam or silicone spray.. if you stay on top you will out run them...!!!! spend more time skiing than tuneupen..enjoy the bottoms of your skis!
Fitting for ski length always differs depending on strength, frequency, age, height, weight, We generally go with something about mid-face for most skiers... However, there are variations to that according to what, where and how , you want to ski. agressive, or larger person, usually go about head height. regualar folks have been fitting the shaped skis mid face.. a light weight, scared kid , or a mom who doesn’t like to ski but wants to be there to watch the fun the family is having.. fits about chin hi or a little lower..
the blades (3 ft ), or shorties (4ft) have been popular as well... easy to ski and fun... less work..less tired at end of day... let’s ski and have funnn! More
BOOTS ARE DESIGNED TO HOLD YOUR HEEL DOWN WHILE PUMPING THE KNEES WHEN SKIING... ALWAYS BUCKLE YOUR BOOTS FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP..
DON’T HAVE TO TIGHTEN, JUST LATCHED... THEN PUMP YOUR KNEES FOWARD AND BACK... THEN TIGHTEN THE SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM BUCKLE ONLY ONE CLICK TIGHTER.. THEN TIGHEN THE 3RD BUCKLE FROM THE BOTTOM 2 CLICKS.. THAT SHOULD HOLD THE HEEL DOWN.. NOW PUMP AGAIN FORWARD AND BACK... THAT SHOULD KEEP THE HEEL FROM SLIPPING UP THE BACK... THE IDEAL IS TO BUCKLE AS LOOSE AS YOU CAN AND HAVE THE HEEL FROM SLIPPING.. YOU CAN PULL STRAIGHT OUT OF A BOOT THAT FITS.. THAT DOES NOT COUNT... MOST PEOPLE OVER TIGHTEN SKI BOOTS... TURN YOUR BOOTS UPSIDE DOWN OVER THE FORCED AIR HEATER VENT.. LEAVE THEM THERE ALL NIGHT.. NEXT MORNING.. TIGHTEN THE SKI BOOT TIGHT FOR THIS ONE TIME ONLY... WEAR THE BOOT WALKING IN IT WITH THE KNEES BENT FORWARD AROUND THE HOUSE FOR 30-40 MIN... THIS WILL NOT WORK SITTING IN FRONT OF T.V.,GAMEBOY, COMPUTER... DO THE KNEE WALK THING... THEN WHEN YOU
GO SKIING BUCKLE AS THE TOP.. PUT ON THE THIN NON ABSORBIC SOCK ON THE SKIN AND COTTON OR WOOL BLEND SOCK OVER THAT SOCK.. ALWAYS DO THE 2 SOCK DEAL..IT WILL WICK THE MOISTURE AWAY ... LEAVE THE FOOT DRY..ANY SLIPPAGE WILL BE ON THE SOCKS... THIS IS PHASE ONE.. WE HAVE 3 MORE PHASES FOR THE MORE DIFFICULT BOOT FITTING PROBLEMS..
BOOTS ARE COMFY IF DONE RIGHT...
A BOOT THAT FITS USUALLY WILL FEEL TOO LITTLE WHEN YOU FIRST TRY THEM ON... WHEN YOU ARE BUCKLED IN THE FOOT IS PULLED BACK INTO THE HEEL LOCK... BUCKLED UP PUMPING THE KNEE FORWARD AND BACK.. THE TO CAN TOUCH OR NOT TOUCH THE VERY FRONT.. IF THE TOE SLAMS THE FRONT IN A BUCKLED BOOT OR SIDES ARE COMING IN... TOO TIGHT.. HEEL SLIPS IN THE BACK BUCKLED.. TOO BIG..
CALL OR EMAIL IF ANY QUESTIONS
Take time fitting your boots! There is a difference between good, better and best fit in ski boots. More than three quarters of the worlds ski boots are made in the same factory! However, each company has their assembling warehouses in varied locations. Therefore, the individual assemblers sew most of the inner bladders in the boots. The flow that is in most boots will mold to your feet. Learn how to mold boots to your feet!
To fit you as accurate as possible we need the following information:
5. Street shoe size.
6. Stand in your BARE feet on a piece of paper and trace your foot with the pencil or pen straight up and down.
7. We need the toe-to-heel measurement.
8. We need the width at the widest part of your foot.
9. Calf measurement:ADULTS MEASURE UP THE LEG 9-10 " THEN WE NEED THE AROUND MEASUREMENT.. More
Poles are fit differently for down-hill verses cross country skiing. Learn how to choose the best fitting pole for you! More
Latest change for the better has been going from the 2 angle toe RELEASE to the newer 5 angle toe. Roll, diagonal and vertical toes RELEASE.TOES... It is safer for the skiier. Each company has some minor differences but basically they have all had to come up to this new standard. Bindings are like a tool: they hold you in when you are feeling frisky and they let go when you are not feeling well. Learn how a binding and the adjustments work and how you can use and adjust them yourself! More
How big do you really need to get your gloves? Learn how to get the right sized glove!
MEASURE FROM THE LINE OF THE FOLD BELOW THE PALM TO THE END OF THE LONGEST FINGER.. INCHES, OR CM.. More
||CROSS COUNTRY SKIS
Base your cross country skis between your weight and height.
light touring regular cross country sizing only
Size - Height Range - Weight range
100CM 3’0-3’2 N/A
110CM 3’3-3’5 N/A
120CM 3’6-3’8 N/A
135CM 3’9-3’11 N/A
150CM 4’0-4’1 N/A
160CM 4’2-4’4 90-120Lbs.
170CM 4’5-4’7 121-145Lbs.
200CM+ =big guys
backcountry weight sizing
Size - Weight Range
Cross country fitting of skis is different from downhill skiing equipment. Learn the way to fit for light touring, back country, and tele cross country skis! More
||SNOW PANTS AND BIBS
It is very important that we get this information accurate so that we can fit you as near to perfect as possible. More
||The Great Ski Lecture
In the name of marketing, some ski companies would not have you know what you need to take care of yourself! They withhold information and hope to sell you new product before the old was used up! Not us, read the following and learn everything you ever needed to know about ski equipment!
||HOW TO ADUST YOUR OWN BINDINGS...
Adjust your own bindings and fit yourself, and your family and friends..this How To Fit page can give you the info to ski safe..first thing to do is mark your skis right and left... we usually put a sticker on one ski and not the other.. or just take a permanent pen and write an r on one ski... stick with this do not change sides again... you have one leg stronger than the other.. and bindings need to be adjusted individually.. repeat aloud the rymy "righty tighty .. lefty loosy".. always say that outloud before you turn the bindings tighter or looser... right is tighten...left is to loosen... clockwise to tighten.. counter clockwise to loosen... 1/2 a turn in the front... 1 full turn in the rear ... that is a 180 or half moon.. in the front.... 360 degrees in the back or one full turn only... never adjust them tighter or looser than this at any one time... the body get gradually stronger .... skiing down the mountain .. you turn a corner really hard and a toe pops off.. that is too loose... turn it to the right one/half turn only... do not tighten the heel at that time just the toe that popped off... skiing thru the bumps.. the heel pops off .too easy... usually at the bottom of the slopes they have a table with a screwdriver but no one will tell you how much.. there is one of the ski secrets... 1 turn in front or 1 full turn in the rear...which ever popped off ..only the one that popped off.. when adjusting tighter..treat each toe and heel completely seperate and independantly.. each person has different strengths and torques differently... however if you fall and the bindings should have come off and did not that is too tight.. then loosen both toe and heel... 1/2 in front ...full turn in the heel...
younger kids usually will need lots more adjusting than olde folks.. thier muscles tighten more than older folks...
enjoy a safe skiing experience
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||homework neccessary ..some orders will be cancelle
please take the time to get your measurements.... we will cancel some orders...we will refuse to ship !... we need the corect measurements, so we can do our job right the first time and not get shipping back and forth.... Take the time and really measure.
If you guess and we ship and have to reshipp because you did not get the exact and corect measurements, You will pay the shipping both ways... With the corect info, We can use our years of experience To ship the right product the first time...Thanks so much For taking the time to messure corectly.... More
||How to fit cross country
Light touring cross country skis are fitted by extending the arm straight up over the head, and bending the wrist, then measure from the fold in the wrist to the floor.
Back country skis are fitted by six inches over the head.
Tele skis are fitted at head height.
Boots are fitted by shoe size and measuring the length and width of the BARE FOOT TRACED ON PAPER WITH THE PEN UP AND DOWN... NEED THE TOE TO HEEL IN INCHES AND WIDTH OF FOOT AT THE WIDEST POINT...WE DO NOT NEED THE DRAWING...JUST THE MEASUREMENTS..