I am 5'4" and 148 lbs, always carry a ~10lb backpack. I love steep and deep pow.
I currently ski 4Frnt CRJ's 172's (122/112/120). I also have 2006 Dynastar Legend 8800 168's (a bit short). My old straight skis were Rossignol's 7SK 182's and in powder I would sometimes use Pre's which were 190's, but a bit long
I love my CRJ's, but I am looking for a ski on those deeper powder days. I kind of narrowed my choices down to the Moment's Night Train 178's; Moment's Bibby Pro 174's; as well as K2 Hellbent's and Vokl Katana's, but I am leaning toward the Atomic Bent Chetler's 183's (140/123/134).
Although a bit longer (183's) than what I was looking for, I like the bigger rocker, tapered tip and tail, camber underfoot and I heard the tail is a bit stiffer than others (I tend to lean back and need help to get out of the backseat). I have always liked a stiffer ski vs too soft underfoot.
1. Do these skis seem too long? or do the Bent Chetler 183's ski shorter?
2. where should I mount my bindings (thinking of Marker Griffin bindings)?