I'm looking at buying myself a decent pair of poles and am wondering about what length I should be looking into for myself. I'm somewhere around 5'11" or 6' and ski somewhat aggressively (even if I'm no that great, it's still aggressive, just with a few more falls). I have noticed that when I'm going down something steep and leaning myself forward and pole touching ahead to keep forward pressure that it feels like my current poles are too long. Additionally, with that length it feels like when I go to make the touch that the pole is getting rebounded back at me despite not changing form from skiing on other pitches where it feels fine.
I have 50"/125cm poles, which I think is appropriate for my height. I have done the classic test with my hand under the basket when upside down and my arm is slightly less than 90 degrees, but not by much and that changes once I'm in boots and on skis. When I tried the 48" poles my arm was definitely at an obtuse angle and I was told that would be too short and lead to bad form because I would be working too hard to pole touch with a short pole.
In looking to buy my first actual pair of poles (these are super cheap, beat up and old heavy aluminum poles) should I be looking for 48" or possibly even something variable? I ski mostly on piste and realize the variable length poles are more for the needed height change between ascent and descent in the side/backcountry, but I'm not completely sure of my own pole length and feel like the adjustability would allow me to perfect and customize my pole length. Or am I just completely crazy and just have bad technique but the poles are fine in this length? I'm going to get new poles anyway, but just want advice for sizing.
I like the Leki trigger system, so if anyone has specific feedback about those poles, it would be appreciated as well.