I am currently looking at skis to buy for the upcoming season, I had my mind set on the 2013 Sir Francis Bacons but I can get a good deal on a pair of last year's Blends in 178cm, so I thought I'd get that and put the money I saved into getting some better boots.
I'll be skiing Niseko and other mountains in Hokkaido, which makes me wonder if the 178 length and the 100mm is going to be enough for me. I'm 6' and around 140lbs, I'm hoping to ski mainly off piste/trees, with some groomers and park as well (maybe like 50/20/30). I'm an intermediate-advanced skier, but hoping to improve quite a bit this year.
So basically, two questions:
- Will the Blends be good enough for Japanese powder?
- Will the 178 be long enough?
Some enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.