I'm fortunate enough to be heading to niseko in japan for three months, as a result i went shopping yesterday and ended up with a new kit including some atomic bent chetlers 183cm. Feeling a whole lot poorer but also pretty stoked with the new gear, however i am a little concerned with the length though after reading bit more on the net... and seeing other threads etc. advising smaller/lighter people to go with the 192cm size of the same ski.
I am 185 or (~6'1") and weigh 105kg (~230lbs) and are beginner to intermediate, confident on blues and pushed myself on blacks, however also haven't skied in three/four seasons. Previously I have only rented gear and done maybe a dozen or so trips to the snow, albeit in what we call snow in australia (mt buller)
I was sold these skis, the guy said it was the biggest they came (I was shopping in tokyo, so i guess they don't cater for my size). They're definitely 2012 models given the graphics as I understand the earlier models only came in one size.
In short, are they too short? if so what are the consequences? how will it effect my skiing/progress? is it a case where i may 'grow' out of them as i improve/challenge myself further or will it effect my skiing from the get go?
This is my first post in this forum, so i just want to thank anyone in advance if they take the time to read and respond, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Apologies if its a bit longwinded.