At the end of last season REI had a great sale on a pair of sick days 95's. I bought a pair and mated it with a set of Salomon bindings. I got the smallest ski offered, which is a 173. I started on a pair of 150's about 6 years ago, then went to 157, then 165. Bear in mind I'm only 5'4" tall and would describe myself as advanced intermediate maybe? I was worried about going to the 173's and they definitely go over my head lol, but for the price I was intrigued. My other ski are the Blizzard Magnum CA 8.0 in 165 that I have had no problems with.
My first thoughts on the Sick Days was surprise that they carved so well for a 95cm under foot. I was having a blast on the front side, which I thought would be their week point. My issue however was that they sometimes felt like they were getting away from me and seemed too fast at times. I assume more ski means more speed. I bought these because I want to start exploring more of the mountain and would like to advance my skills even though I still spend most of the time on groomed trails.
Also I've only spent a day and half on them at Stowe last season. Should I grow into these skill wise or might it be the wrong ski for my size at 5'4" and 165ish?