I am 5'11 160lb and have 30 days on my 178cm Line SFBs this year in Japan. I have enjoyed them as my one ski quiver, but they now feel a bit too short and soft as my skiing has progressed this season (from level 5/6 to 7).
I tested the 185cm Armada JJ last week in knee+ deep powder and absolutely loved it. The extra surface area of the larger ski kept me afloat nicely. I felt I was able to charge through any chopped up powder more aggressively than on the SFB. However, I do not ski switch. Should I be looking at purchasing a 179 Armada Norwalk since it is essentially the 185 JJ without the tail rocker?
Are there any other directional skis I should be looking at? This ski would be for Japan and the Western US, paired with a dedicated piste ski for next season. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by alonzo - 3/17/15 at 6:34pm