I'm 5'10", 160 lbs, skiing in western Colorado, and I've always skied on skis that were about 180 cm long. Now that I'm looking to upgrade from narrow skis to something in 100 - 105 mm range, should I be looking at shorter skis? I guess I'm just asking because I can't get used to how huge these skis are compared to what I'm used to!
So. How does width of a ski affect the length that the skier should be looking for? Same length as usual or something potentially shorter? I suppose the point is extra surface area for more floatation, so I'm guessing the answer is to stay in the same length range.