In March I just went skiing for the first time in 18 years and to my shock and horror (lol) all the skis were shorter! I own an ancient pair of 195 cm Blizzard Thermos and was sure glad I didnt cart them all the way to Canada with me! Back then I was looking at moving to the next length up!
This time I was on mid range rentals of about 172cm and whilst 99.9% of my problems were me I wondered if some of the hassles with wobble I was having were due to length or ski design especially going fast on long flat run outs!
I'm 6 ft and fairly heavy at 270lb and I was a fairly good intermediate (18 years ago). After a week on the snow in March I was probably at best only a low intermediate but was getting good carving turns again (sometimes). Bumps and trees were something I was starting to do long ago but didnt go near this time!
Will be skiing for 2 weeks over Xmas and again in March so thinking of buying skis (taken a vow to ski every year from now on) although I may rent some demo ones first. I was familiar with old style long skis and knew what I should look for and progress to but theses damn fangled new ones are shorter, vary in width and shape so I am looking for peoples general thoughts on what I should look for in Skis and bindings and why.
Thanks for allowing me to pick your brains!