I'm a 42 years old guy from Greece and this is my first post here so be gentle and excuse my mediocre English!
I ski for about 15 years and i consider myself as an advanced on piste skier meaning;
Able to carve with comfort on blue runs.
Parallel, mostly skidding turns, on reds and blacks with good speed control and also able to carve on reds until i reach my speed limit!
I feel quite comfortable with speeds up to 30 - 40mph.
I'm 6 2" and i weight about 192lbs. I currently ride on Salomons 24Hours 1.70 (which i find a bit short)
I have only a little experience off-piste but i'd like to spend more time on that. Searching for a ski mostly for off-piste use with backcountry capabilities as well, i came across Salomon Shoguns (probably combined with Salomon's new Guardian binding). I was advised that it's a good all-mountain set up, fairly light and quite appropriate for Greek snow conditions (not really deep powder, mainly deep wet heavy snow).
So the Shoguns will be my off-piste skis (i intend to keep 24Hours for piste use) to start and hopefully develop with.
I'm towards 191 but i wonder if they will be to long and difficult for me to handle (considering i have no off piste background). Next size would be 182 but i doubt they can float really well in deep fresh snow.
I would appreciate any advice from you guys.