so, I have been dead set on getting a pair of the volkl rtm 84 V werks after skiing them at the end of last year for 2 runs on a gentle groomer. This year , I spend 3 days on them thinking more time on a fully rockered carving ski would break me in. Well, they still carve as I remember but trying to ski fast and straight my heart started pounding- I felt like I was about to crash the entire run. Those skis just move around way too much when going straight.
So, last year I also spend 2 hours on a nordica Fire arrow 84 EDT in a 184cm and 2 days on the 176 cm length. The 176 was pretty easy to ski where the 184 cm was just silky smooth. The rep recommended the 184cm and I am only 5"11 200 pounds.
OK, I am getting off track here. I was about to ask a shop to order the 76ti from Nordica which has a narrower waist and turning radius and no EDT plate. The shop owner comes over and explains that he does not really like to order 1 pair of skis and if he did, its full retail of 899. I was sure he would say under 799. bummer. So, he explains to me that in Colorado a ski that narrow makes no sense unless racing. He suggested spending a few days on the 184 CM EDT ski and if I like it, he has a pair brand new for an insane price. And its insane. I'm so tempted to say yes and grab them. There really isn't that much difference between the 176 and the 184cm. I was just a little more aggressive on the 176 but that was after spending a full day on the them. Im thinking a full day demo on the 184cm and dropping some cash.
I know I am going to get some great responses for looking at a 184cm ski..lol but you guys are always on top of things.