Question for somebody with more knowledge than me. As a big and tall guy, 6'6" 240, it is not easy to find ski's that are "tall enough", according to sizing charts.
For example, I think the new Volkl RTM 84 would be perfect for what I do, but it only goes up to 181... I find myself having to buy wider skis in order to get a proper length for a big, tall, expert skier. For reference, 185's come up to about the bridge of my nose.
I know that big racers ride short slalom skis...
I guess the question is this, should I choose the ski based on it's characteristics and intended use - frontside carving and bumps, some crud - even if it is a little shorter than what it "technically" should be? Or should I get a long ski - 190 plus - with a longer turn radius than I really want?
Is it necessary to follow sizing charts? Or are skis more one size fits all, depending on intended use?