General Observations: Ski selection, both model and length, always will be a very personal and, to a large degree, a very subjective decision. The following chart shows some of the common trends we noticed as a result of our ongoing testing, which should be taken into consideration when making model and length decision. Optimal ski length is determined by the following order: ability, weight and strength. The ROSSIGNOL Race Department hopes you will find this information useful and wishes you an excellent winter of racing. Good luck at the races!