My first post, please don't abuse me ;) A similar question you have probably seen 1000 times before ;)
As the title says I am looking at the Atomic Access.
Male, 38yrs old, 5'7 145lbs. Ski and live in Utah. This is my 2nd season skiing and would class myself as intermediate. I am really enjoying going through trees, off trail on crud, would like to get to the stage of powder (haven't seen much of that this season).
I am looking at the Atomic Access. I stressed to dude at shop I want to ski a lot next few seasons and push myself to get as good as I can and want the ski to serve me in a few years time. He said for sure I would be happy with the 171 (with my current skill level) but said the 181 would probably serve me better in the long run.
181 is intimidating to me just have never skied that long. I currently have older non rocketed K2 apache crossfires 163.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks :)