Skied the Kendo for 4 days at Big Sky last week and loved them. Skied a 184 (I'm 6'1" 235). Found the 184 a bit hard to turn in the bumps, but I'm still learning bumps, so that's likely why. When I had good energy, I could work the length in the bumps, but when I started to tire, the length became harder to maneuver - but still workable. On groomers and in powder or crud, the length seemed fine.
So anyway -- I've got a local shop with a great deal on the Kendos and am seriously considering picking them up tomorrow as my first pair of skis -- and I've got two questions:
1) does the 184 seem approrpriate? I typically ski demos in the 178-182 range, but these seemed to ski shorter than some 180s and 182s I've skied. I just want to be sure I'm not overdoing it with the 184.
2) recommended bindings? As I've never owned skis before, I know *nothing* about bindings. I see the Griffon and Jester recommended often, but I'd like to do the bindings at the shop here -- and they don't carry these, they carry the Squire. Not to mention the Griffon and Jester are 1.5-2x the price.
Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.