Measuring Outriggers

X, Y, and Z are the three measurements we use for outrigger sizing. They are needed if you are ordering a pair of Custom Titanium Superlite Outriggers.

X is the distance between the top of the cuff and the top of the grip.  Y is the distance between the top of the grip and the bottom of the ski tip. Z is the circumference of your forearm at it's widest point. It is used to provide the correct cuff size.

X Measurement

Using a tape measure, measure from the top back surface of the hand grip to the top of the arm cuff. Measure along the bend of the outrigger.

The higher up on the forearm your cuff is, the greater the mechanical advantage for you. However if it is too high up, the cuff will bite into your upper arm when you lean over. While we only need to know the distance from the hand grip, one method for determining where the cuff should be is to measure the distance from your elbow. The distance from your elbow to the top of the cuff should roughly be:

  • 2" for 5'0" tall
  • 3" for 5'8" tall
  • 4" for 6'0" tall

This is only a guideline and your own comfort and usability will be the real final deciding factor. If your current outriggers are adjustable, try them at different heights.

Y Measurement

Hold the flip ski bottom in a perpendicular position. Using a tape measure, hook the end to the bottom of the ski and measure to the top surface of the hand grip.

Z Measurement

Using a tape measure or string, measure your forearm at it's widest part.

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