I am only 2 seasons into skiing myself and started with k2 recoils 169s and have recently purchased the k2 kung fujas 179s for this upcoming season.
I can get these ridiculously cheap 250$ but they are 172s.
I rode the recoils the last two season and did not have too many issues besides flotation when I got into about 1.5-2 ft of snow I kind of just sunk but still kept chugging along lol.
I am 32, a semi athletic 5';8 218pds ex hockey player so I kind of have tree trunks for legs still. I mostly stick to the groomed (my local area only has short groomed) but this last season I kind of ventured out into light trees and light powder this past season as I visited four different resorts out west last season (will be doing 3 trips this coming season)
I was considering buying them just to have a playful ski for the groomers and kind of just to try them out as they are so highly reviewed but I also read that they are a very thin/light ski....my question is would I be to heavy for them based on the length and construction of the ski? or am I really thinking to much about this purchase when I should just be adding another ski to the quiver?