Decided to buy some K2 Rictors. Seen good a good offer, hired them a couple times in 160 and loved them.
Now trying to decide whether to buy
Height 5' 5 in/165 CMS
Weight 74 kg/ 163 lbs
High intermediate to advanced skier. Happy to ski on black runs as long as not
heavy mogul or too narrow/steep. Done a little off piste, will be trying to more. Ski 3 weeks a year in France, 1 week is spring snow.
K2 size guide on weight suggests 167 for intermediate 177 for expert
But on height 160 intermediate 170 expert
Tempted to 167 for better float off piste but In hire shop always had 160. Worried 167 may be more difficult to turn on narrower pistes etc