This is my first time on Epic Ski. I am an advanced skier that is trying to decide between the Kendo in a 163 or a 170. I am 5'8.5", 150 lbs. I mostly ski VT (Stratton, Stowe, MRG), but will be making a trip out to UT this winter. My current skis are Rossi Bandit B2 @ 166. I was told by 2 shops that I would be a 163, but Im afraid they'll be too short. I can get my hands on a 163 (2010/211) at a reduced price, or a 170 (2011/2012) at a standard price--but that's not a deciding factor. Also, I want to order the Marker Squire bindings, will I be ok with a 90MM brake? The Kendo waist is 88.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.