My ski's were stolen Friday, so it's time to buy a new pair prematurely. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row I've decided on a ski... but am unable to choose a size. So I'm asking you experts!
I'm going with the Avenger 76 Ti from Rossignol, my weight is 189 lbs (up about 5 lbs from usual), height is 6ft 1in, and ability is returning skiier- intermediate to advanced. I push for speed and as for conditions; I'm in Michigan so it's mostly all groomed frontside. I'd like to spend more time on some moguls, but my last few attempts haven't been great, at least not as great as when I was 15 (I'm now 33). If I have to choose between moguls and carving/speed I'll definitely choose the latter.
The "ski-sizer" on Rossignol's website puts my suggested ski size for this particular ski at 170cm lenth ski, about 10 lbs away from the 176cm... but it doesn't take into account height, aggressiveness, or ability. For the last year, and up until they were stolen I was using the 2011 Avenger carbon model 176's.... I liked them, but they were heavy, which is why I've decided on the lighter Titanium model. I also kind of wondered if the 170's would have given me a bit more maneuverability without sacrificing speed/stability.
Okay, with all of that said, please suggest a ski that will help me grow as a skier comfortably! Thanks in advance for all suggestions, but FYI the ski model is not for debate, I've found a price I just can't pass up!
Thanks in advance for indulging my OCD!
Edited by Respen - 1/17/12 at 7:04pm