Hi, first time poster here and new to the awesome sport of skiing (snowboarded for last 10 years). I'm looking to purchase my first pair of skis and have two options:
163cm Volkl AC3 Unlimited Titanium (2007ish) - 118/76/104, intermediate/advanced
156cm Volkl S1 Unlimited (2006ish) - 112/66/99, beginner/intermediate
I'm 5'10" and 155 lbs. I consider myself a type I, maybe low type II skier who mainly sticks to groomed runs. Don't care much for speed, just want to enjoy carving the snow (short, fast turns) and hang with buddies 3-4 times a year.
My last rentals were 156cm (don't remember head/waist/tail dimensions). They were easy to turn and pretty fun.
1) Should I stick with 156cm or go with the 163cm? I'm afraid I might "outgrow" the 156cm.
2) Is the 66cm waist too small on the S1's?
3) Should a beginner use "advanced" skis (whatever that means)?
Would appreciate any advice, thanks!