Ive been using the stiff Völkl WC edition SL skis for many years now. Currently im on last years model. Im a big guy, 6foot2, and been using the length 165cm. Now somebody told me on a racing camp in the Alps that in Germany they are using the shorter length 160cm version. It turns easier and its a bit softer. I didnt know such length existed. Must be new for this year.
So I have 3 options. Stay on the 165 and stop wining. Get the shorter length and get something new to wine about. Or get the shelf version that is softer, with more side cut and with tip rocker and swap the rental binding/plate combo for a set of PP/Comp20.
If you wonder why, its because I would like to get something that turns a bit tighter and are a bit easier to ski racing tracks on.