I'm becoming slightly anxious about an off-season decision on ski length I made. Would like some quick thoughts if you have any.
I've been on skiboards for over 15 years. (your jokes are super, but for another time, thanks)
I ski 15-20 days a year, 3 trips out west and the rest VT.
I can ski any terrain, and I do so pretty well. I manage just fine out west in everything but the real deal off piste stuff.
I finally rolled over (10 years late) and last spring said it was time to get skis. (I only will buy line's). After a bunch of reading I went with the prophet 100's from 2 yrs ago. I'm 5'11 190
Seeing a huge $ deal, I jumped on it, and got 165's. Screwy logic or not.... I figured coming off of 99 in length, this 165 length could ease me into skiing, being that:
1) the balance is going to be so different
2) typically enjoying trees and bumps and steep wherever possible; feeling the lankiness of the skis would not let me do that out of the gate and that would frustrate me.
3) was thinking that maybe in 2 seasons once I have some ski legs under me I will get the more appropriate 179 or even 186 length.
Starting to think I made a big mistake and they might get a little squirelly on me on groomers, or given the slight early rise these things might even ski like 155, and my dumpy arse just shouldn't be on them...be it safety reasons or otherwise.
Really excited to get going this season. Do I need to try to sell brand new skis with brand new bindings and make a big repurchase?
Clearly something I don't want to do, and cant really afford it, but will do if I really truly have to...
Thanks for any input on this.