Hi all, been lurking here a short time. I am in the market for new skis and have narrowed it down to the Atomic Blackeye Ti's at 82mm waist. I can get a set of 2011s at a good price but am torn on what length, 167 or 174. Below are some specifics on me and my abilities.
Mid-West Skiing, 70% on piste and 30% trees. I go for 1 week out west for trees and powder. Learned to ski on east coast mid-Atlantic.
Current set-up is Atomic BetaCarve 9.18s at 190 with a 62mm waist (I know, they are old!!!). They worked great on east coast ice but feel a little long in mid-west conditions.
Height, 5'-9", Weight, 174 with just boxers, athletic (lift weights 3x per week for the past several years), age 40.
I have been skiing for 24 years but have limited skiing the past few years for young son. He is now skiing!!!
Right now I would list myself as intermediate to advanced. I usually have no issues skiing any black in the mid-west.
I have season passes for my son and me for this upcoming season so looking to quickly gain anything I have lost.
No-one in my area (southern Wisconsin) carries the BE so I would have to order it anyhow and have gotten differing opinions form different shops. What say you?
Thank you in advance for any help.