problem: i'm unsure if to keep my current 167cm atomic blackeye ti (2011 version with stepdown sidewall)
i've had these 2011 atomic blackeye ti out about a dozen times... enjoy the ski as despite havng 'Ti' it's not overly stiffhad for about a dozen runs....unsure if to keep or sell and go down to a 160cm pair
i'm 5'6" (168cm) age 49, and weigh a chunky monkey 185lb (trying to get down to 160-165lb) doing lots of ski fitness this year to up my ability etc...ski mostly at cypress mtn (north vancouver bc) and whistler bc
i am an intermediate, ...mostly doing blues and lighter blacks...got out 50x last yr...took alot of instruction
hope to repeat this yr too. (for off piste I have the atomic access in 171 ...wow , great ski)
when reading various sizing guides, it's a bit confusing (and i haven't found any sizing chart or guidelines on atomic's own website either...so doesn't help)...some generic retailers suggest from chin to nose for intermediates...others from nose to forehead...then you add cm based not only on skill but also on weight (and i am overweight, afterall) which is why initially i chose the 167 vs 160.
but would going down from 167 to 160cm make a difference in 'ease' of skill development? there are those who might suggest keeping my current length as my ability continues to 'improve' ???
any feedback from retailers familiar with this ski or atomic reps would be appreciated, ...of course fellow seasoned bloggers from epic always welcomed too.
Edited by canali - 11/12/11 at 6:20pm