So I haven't skied for about 10 years as of last week. I took a bit of hiatus mostly because of school and other obligations but now that I have the money and time again I am looking to get back into it. I went out and tried on a bunch of boots and bought a pair that I felt tight in but not uncomfortable as per friends suggestions but now am having issues picking a ski.
I am 25 now, 185 and 6 feet. When I skied when I was younger I would say I was intermediate/expert. I have taken out a pair of Prophet 98 179's yesterday at Lake Louise. I found it handled well overall, but as soon as I tried some tree runs I was really struggling with maneuverability. I couldn't make the tight turns and was having issues. I realize that being so rusty I could get better with time, but I have never skied a ski so long before.
My question is, let's say I went for the prophet 98's would it be best to get the 179's and just learn and go out more? Or go with the 172's for more mobility? I'm open to other suggestions and questions as I'm sure I haven't covered everything to make a good suggestion, but let's just say I'm new to everything now as I haven't kept up with the technology that much.