I'm planning to buy 2011 Sultan 94's.
I'm 5' 5" and 145 pounds, 44 yrs old. Ski pretty fast and aggressive. Demoed 165s and liked them a lot, but thought they were slightly unstable at high speeds, and tips had a slight tendency to cross in thicker crud, mainly at high speeds. However I do prefer shorter radius turns. I also like skiing in trees and tight spaces.
This will complement 167 cm Supersonics, and replace 170 cm Mantras. Both seemed about the right length.
The 165s come up to my eyes barefoot and my nose with ski boots on; the 172s are slightly overhead. 168s would be perfect.
Will the 172s be more stable at speed? (I know they'll be less turny.)
Is it too much ski for a guy my size?
By the way will be unable to log on for about 36 hrs, if any one has questions.