Hey guys, I've been reading here for a while and am ready to buy my own gear for the first time. I have found perfect fitting fantastic boots so that battle has been won. I have been to specialty ski shops and to the big box dealers and have talked to a lot of their people and gathered a lot of info.
I am 5'8 175lbs and I would say an intermediate skier.
I ski once a year, usually blue mountain, but want to ski much more with my own gear. I pretty comfortable on skis, however part of that is due to the fact I always ski short skis despite the advice of the pros.
I favor control and turning ability over other attributes, as I feel I can generate enough speed on my own. I do like to go fast though. I enjoy the speed. I ski greens and blue and some single blacks.
I can ski the double blacks but I am generally just managing my way down so it's like, once a day maybe. Just to test myself. Even on the single blacks and the steeps on the blues (don't laugh) I would say I reel in the speed and then turn it up when it flattens out a bit.
I'm looking at a pair of Rossi's Experience 78. The recommendation over and over is to go with the 166cms. However I feel like would rather the 158 for the control (even shorter if I could find them!) maybe it's mental.
I guess what I am saying is, I would appreciate any advice as to they type of ski that I should be looking to get, given my type of skiing and the the type of runs I would be going on predominantly (groomed mainly. north east cost.)
And would also really appreciate any insight on those rossi's. If those don't cut it for me, I am open to any suggestions (within monetary reason, I'm not breaking the bank on skis).
Thank you so much for reading my post, and I hope to get some insight.