Just looking for some views on if these would be a little long for me, as i am able to buy some for a really good price ex demos 2010 kastle MX78 in 176cm with k14 bindings on the kastle plate
I am 48 years old, 174lbs, 5 foot 8inches, reasonably fit (racing cyclist, but do time trials hence i am a bit heavy!)), level 7 to 8, ski 40 days a year in europe. Like off piste, (hike for turns at times), trees as long as not too tight, reasonable bumps as long as not too icy or tight, zipper line in fits and starts. Slightly old fashioned technique (feet a bit close at times) and slowing down a little bit now I am getting older......Technique is more finesse now than power. Still do guided off piste classes (its more guided than a class to be honest, but usually my short turns get a bit of work)
I have a quiver of skis, but nothing much like these for groomers, nearest is salomon aero x in 170cm that i really like, but they are getting rather old now. and a pair of watea 84's in 176cm that are do it all, but more biased to softer conditions
I did try a pair of fischer progressor 10+ last year in 170cm, and they were not for me at all, (totally different to my old race sc's and rx8's that were fantastic) but may have been the tune, but i did have a feeling i was not powerful enough for them.
Most of length advice i have seen on these Kastles is 5 to 10cm below height, which would mean these will be too long, and i suppose a 168cm would be better.
opinions welcome, thanks