First post on the forum for me so hopefully you all can follow. I need just a bit of advice on ski length (or maybe just a tip or two) for getting comfortable in the trees.
Here goes, I have recently switched back to skiing from snowboarding and currently have Rossi S3's. I love these skis. I've never really done much tree skiing and have been playing around in some mellow moderately spaced trees that I could do on my board. The issue i'm having is getting my turns to "mimic" short bump turns. I seem to be having trouble getting the skis to initiate the turn quick enough.
I have one theory that it's just my lack of confidence to just press the skis and go for it. The S3's are 186 and I can maneuver them in small/medium bumps pretty well. A friend gave me a pair of Volkl Mantra 170's. Do you think having a shorter ski may help or should I just keep getting in the trees and working on my confidence?
If it's pertinent i'm 6' tall and 205lbs.