I recently scored a pair of brand new 2011 K2 Obsethed skis from a friend of mine. But they are short. These are 169. I'm 5'11'' and 170lbs. My normal ski lengths are typically between 178-188. I have a pair of dedicated pow skis with the 2013 Rossignol S7 at 188cm. And I love them. I'm an aggressive skier doing just about everything.
So my options with the new Obsethed skis is to 1) sell them or 2) use as my dedicated tree/pow skis. These skis have extreme early rise. These are 117 underfoot and have the Rocker/Camber/Rocker profile. The tip rocker is even more pronounced compared to my Rossi S7 which makes the contact point even shorter. I would have to assume that if I use these, I could only use for bumps or trees where I need to make quick and tight turns. I suppose being such short skis and with even shorter contact point, it won't be stable on high speeds and turn initiation will be as quick as skiboards (aka snowblades). What do you guys think? Should I mount them anyway and see how they ride? Anyone here tried out really short pow skis for their height/weight/skills?
My current quiver of skis:
2011 Line Prophet 90 (179cm) - my all-mountain skis
2008 Fischer Addicts (180cm) - a true twin-tip - my terrain park only skis
2013 Rossignol S7 (188cm) - my all-mountain powder skis