A check of all the skis is done in order to propose you material adapted to your waitings. That we classify into 2 categories, First choice and Second choice.
First choice: Used equipment of good quality
Second choice: Used equipment with scratches that do not affect the skiability of the ski.
Insoles sharpened and waxed in our workshop.
Fixation: Easy adjustment and for all sizes, checked by our skiman and wearing some stripes.
Ski with stripes on the serigraphy of the ski of a normal wear and tear that does not affect the skiability.
Washed shoes disinfected.
Shoe in correct condition with stripes on the hull with a bootie in correct condition.
The line of odds is determined by the width of the ski in three fundamental points: the spatula, the skate (middle of the ski) and the heel (back of the ski).
*Spatula (front of the ski) : the wider it is, the easier are the turn triggers. A broad spatula gives an effective lift to the ski in powder snow or transformed.
*Skate (middle of the ski) : wide, it brings stability to the skier and a good lift; narrow, it offers faster edge changes.
*Heel (back of the ski) : the narrower it is, the softer and progressive the curve lines (the heel slips more easily); the wider it is, the more the curves can be cut and closed, with good raises.
These values determine the radius of curve (or "radius") of the ski and provide information on the character of the latter.
*The bigger the radius, the better the ski is predestined for big curves.
*The smaller the radius, the more predestined the ski is for tight turns and small curves.
Expressed in meters, the radius is only a radius of theoretical curve. Depending on the terrain and your technique, nothing prevents you, with the same ski, to modulate curves of different rays according to your supports! The ski will nevertheless have a radius of curve of predilection.
Parabolic skis are much shorter! Proportionnally larger than a traditional, a parabolic offers more lift and sliding surface, while registering more easily in curve by its very shape. These values can be nuanced according to your template and your style of practice. Shorter, a ski is light and handy. Longer, a ski is more stable and accurate at high speed; it offers more lift and is more suited to strong jigs.
Ski boots play an essential role in the transmission of supports, in the protection of the foot against the cold. They must be precise and comfortable. For this, there are 4 criteria to take into account to choose the right ski boot :
The choice of the size
- Take the shoe size of your shoe and add a size to an extra half size.
- Your foot must not touch the end of the shoe and you have a global support without compression zone.
- Use the correspondence table (located a little lower) to know your size and correspondence.
- Traditional foam, great comfort.
- Body-hugging self-heating, the bootie will adapt to the shape of the foot during practice. (Thermoformable)
The hulls of ski boots have more or less Flex index :
- The softer the shell, the more tolerant and comfortable the shoe will be.
- The more rigid it is (high FLEX index), the more the transmission of supports will be lively and precise.
There are different types of buckles on ski boots: 2, 3 or 4, see 5 hooks on the shoe. (plastic, metal and aluminum)
- the micrometric hooks: their head can be screwed / unscrewed. This brings a finer and more precise setting.
- Macro settings: The hook base or rack can be moved. This brings an additional adjustment range.
- the aluminum hooks: more solid, high finish.
- metal hooks: solid but generally used on junior shoe.
- the velcro: located at the top of the stem, it improves the tibial support and brings more precision in the transmissions.
Example: If you do 42 in the shoe, choose a size 43 which corresponds to 28 in mondopoint.
The odds line :
It is the measurement (in mm) in three points of the board which are the spatula, the skate and the heel. It determines its radius of curve (Radius).
The spatula (the front) :
The wider it is, the easier turns are made.
The more it is raised, the more the lift is increased in snow powder or transformed.
The skate (the center) :
Large, it brings stability; narrow, it allows fast edge to edge.
The heel (the back) :
With a rather narrow heel compared to the skateboard, snowboarding is easy and safe especially for slippery turns. With a heel wide compared to the skate (dimension line more in-ground), the snowboard is more eye-catching and precise for the cut pipes.
There are "wide" boards, which can satisfy the riders with large feet and for large sizes. The feet do not exceed any more thanks to a line of dimensions more adapted.
The more flexible a snowboard is, the more tolerant, manoeuvrable, with easy triggering. The stiffer the board, the better the grip and nervousness. Transversally (also called torsion): flexible in torsion, the product will be soft and tolerant in curve driving; rigid, it will be more precise and stable in high speed curves.
WHICH SIZE TO CHOOSE ?
In a definite practice, a snowboard is chosen according to your level, your size and your weight.
The shorter you choose, the more you gain in maneuverability. The longer we choose, the more we privilege the lift and precision and stability.
The more you are heavy or experienced, the longer you choose.