I'm still completely unsure of the ski length I should be on these days. Used to race and had 207's for SL, 210 for GS, 213 for Super G...Fast forward several years, I don't race anymore, so I just demo performance skis while on family trips, and I've tried 173 up to 187 with no clear conclusion of what length I should buy.
Currently I'm thinking of buying the Head Inferno but not exactly sure whether the 171 or 181 length is best.
I don't want to work hard, don't want to think about the skis, just want to take it easy everywhere I go. I don't ski at racing speeds anymore, really enjoy cruising, trees at medium speeds, powder, a few bumps, nothing too crazy.
I would never have even considered the 171, but I just demo'd the Head Rock n Roll in 173 and loved 'em.
I'm 6' tall, about 185 lbs.
My thinking is that the extra width of the Inferno over the Rock n Roll will be just a bit better in the deep stuff, and the longer turning radius will make them a little more effort for quick turns, so it's a compromise. Perhaps if I'm more interested in easy turn initiation and not hitting the higher speeds often, the 171 will suffice and be a combo of flotation in pow plus quickness... (Wish they made this ski in a 176 or 178, seems that'd be spot on.)
What do you think?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate the guidance a great deal.