First post here - so please don't flame me...
5'10-11", about 155lb, this would be my 4th year on snow. Skiing strictly east coast groomer, I'm still in the rookie stage of skiing, i.e., can get down on many green slopes (not the hard ones), maybe some blues, but that's pretty much it. Let me be clear: I don't have interest in high-speed or trees or moguls. powders? sure, but not the Utah/Colorado type of powder. Put it this way: I ski for relaxing fun, not for excitement.
was using a pair of head xenon 1.0 with 67mm waist/163cm length, which is basically rental quality. Got them because: 1) dirt cheap! $100 shipped with binding, just better value than rental. 2) size seems fine for an absolute beginner. Problem with that is, it just bumps so hard, and sometimes I just can't turn it, like it's stuck in snow or something, when apparently it's your average new england icy groomer.
recently I got a pair of 2012 Elan Waveflex 8 with EL10 QT binding, 73mm waist/168cm length. Is this good enough for the next few years if I stay in east coast and ski strictly groomer? or it's a bad choice and I should return them?
Thanks in advance!