First time poster here.
-ski exclusively NE trails (mostly on piste groomers, occasionally powder depending on weather)
-5'9", 170lbs, Level 7 skier (with the occasional double black thrown in)
-not a super agressive style - like to take nice long smooth turns - prefer wide runs
Last season, demoed Atomic Blackeye TI skis in both 167cm and 174 cm lengths. Now looking to purchase for the upcoming season. Out of the two, I preferred the 167s as it was more maneuverable, but wondering if I should size up to the 174s in my efforts to improve my technique even more and maybe increase in skill level. (the 174s skied well - but just slightly preferred the 167s)
I guess the question is, would it be worth it to "learn to grown" into the longer ski? If my technique gets better, and I'm starting to hit more and more difficult blacks/double blacks, would the extra 7cm in length be worth it? Or should I stick with what feels better now?