I've been skiing Head IC160's, length 164, for the past 11 years. I get out 5-6 times a year, hoping to go more this next year. I mostly ski at a local hill in Oregon. Rarely make it over to Mt Bachelor. I like to ski off-piste and bumps whenever possible. Bumps are a rare treat. More often I'm in thicker, heavier snow. I still spend a fair amount of time on the groomers keeping my wife company . I like to think I am a strong intermediate skier. I'm 5' 4", 130# and 49 yrs young.
Been reading a lot, especially Dawgcatching's reviews. The Kastle FX94 sounds like a great western ski. With my size I was wondering if the FX84 might be a better choice. I've been told that due to my size a narrower ski would be like a wider ski on an average sized person. Also I'm not sure what length to try. I haven't had any chance to demo skis. I've enjoyed my current skis but the lure of new skis has me. Has technology improved enough that I would notice a difference? I think my skis do well on groomed slopes. It is rougher in choppy snow.
Another thought, I can find the FX94 size 166 in a demo for about 1/2 the price of the FX84. Maybe that would be the way to go.
Any ideas would be appreciated.