So, new to the forum, thanks in advance!
I'm about to turn 37, live in MN, and was a FIS skier in High School/College, but not all that great (say around 100 GS points, a bit less for slalom). I haven't skied much since college (military service, wife who's not that into it), but my daughter is getting old enough etc that I am skiing a bit more. I usually get 3-4 days a year in at Winter Park (due to a hook up at the mountain), and that's about it. This year I did some skiing around town with my daughter, and am considering joining a beer league next season. Since I don't want to shell out big bux, I'm thinking of trying to get a deal on this years "cheaters". I just got a pair of Rossi S86's (186cm) this fall (last years ski) for something versatile to use on my trips to WP, but if I had some cheaters I'm sure that they would be my primary Midwest skis and get some use out west. My other pair of skis are 10 yr old (?) Rossi 9X Pro's (191cm), which I will probably just give to my dad or something (still skiing a bit at 70). I'm 6'2+, 225lbs, and in OK (definitely not great) condition. Skills have certainly atrophied as well.
So, short story long, I have two questions:
1) Skis to consider? I was thinking:
Rossi Radical WC GS master
Atomic RS D2 GS
Volkl Racetiger GS Speedwall
Dynastar Speed Course Ti
2) Lengh? Back "in the day", I skied the 203 7S, 207 7X. Basically my size put me in the biggest ski. For the above skis I see that is around 183-185cm. Some of those skis have more choices than others, but in this day and age should I still be skiing the longest length on account of my weight, or is dropping down to a 177-180 something to consider?