ok... i admit it, the marketing worked... i am only going to buy VOLKL, please dont judge me, im admitting im obsessed with their 'brand' and design, im into design, sue me. so...
im 5'9" 165lbs, average skier, can go fast on blues and like to control speed (turn alot) on blacks but am not scared etc, and will do double blacks if its not icy out. mostly ski east coast vt etc.
i had my father in laws 4 year old salomon xwing tornados 162 for the last few seasons but i want my own skis and am buying my own skis for the first time ever at 40yo, so its a big deal to me.
1) rocker/width queston:
I am torn between the RTM 75 iS (which i am leaning towards) and the RTM 77. the 75 has tip rocker, the 77 has full rocker. so i kind of want the 77 because it could be better when theres some fresh snow on the ground but i find it hard to believe an extra 2mm will do much. the 77 also has full rocker which my research leads me to believe will be harder for me to ski based on my skill level etc. i have found when i get going too fast on blacks etc that i have a little trouble turning safely/effectively on my current loaners, so im thinking i should buy the 75 iS with only tip rocker and teeny bit more sidecut. 75 iS with tip rocker or 77 with full rocker..?
as mentioned above, i feel a little locked in when i get going fast and im only on a 162 now (which hits about the bridge of my nose), since im leaning towards the 75 iS, I think i have to get them in 159 which comes just under my nose tip because the next size up is 166 which hits my forehead almost. so for either ski I choose, length is a question. if this difference is neglible and im an idiot gaper fine, otherwise your opinions please.
Thoughts....? please go easy on me if all this is stupid as the differences are kind of minor etc. but thanks for any opinions.