I recently got my daughter, age 17, interested in skiing (I haven't gone myself for several years....).
I've done rentals at the mountain a couple times to make sure there was interest. Rather than dump more money into daily rentals, I'm considering a season rental OR trying to find a used set.
She's 5' 7", and her rentals have been 155 cm. Doing some reading online, that length seems to be what's recommended for a beginner at her height. I found several possible options for used equipment locally via Craigslist, anywhere from 6-10 years old, but the skis are 168 - 170 cm. My question is this: will the extra 15 cm really matter all that much?
She was very comfortable with the length she was using, has been going down beginner trails, still turning with a slight wedge formation. I don't want to frustrate her if the longer skis would do that. (And I don't want to put a ton of cash down now for new equipment...)