Hello all, first post here. Was really excited last night when I scored a pair of Blizzard Bushwacker's for a decent deal. I normally would do my homework before shelling out a few hundred bucks but the ski shop was down to their last pair and I read some good reviews on the skis so I didn't want to miss out (yes, an impulse buy). The only size left was a 173. I thought given the technology used in today's skis this might be a bit small for me but caved in and bought them anyway. Looking back on it, maybe should have waited.
I am a 38 year old intermediate/advanced skier in New England. First year skiing in five or six years but hope to get back where I was back then (advanced). Ski exclusively with my family at this stage in my life (all very new too the sport). I'm 5'11" and a relatively fit 195 pounds. Mostly skiing smaller resorts in MA, NH and VT.
Based on everything I've read, it seems like I may be disappointed with the edge grip on this short of the Bushwacker. Anyone else roughly my weight on such a short ski? Any help would be fantastic...I think I could still call and cancel the order before they mount the bindings tomorrow. Thoughts? Again, my sincerest thanks for answering a very redundant question I would imagine.