Looking for some advice on ski length and binding choice.
I am 5'7" and 153 lbs (age 43) -
(I am relatively aggressive, but not expert skier - will go on any trail, or off, but prefer fast groomers and open trees).
First - Skis. Torn between the Nordica NRGY 100 in either 169cm or 177cm.
My current skis are old (2003) Volkl 724 AX3 skis in the 170cm length (108/70/96).
I ski both East Coast and West -- Steamboat and Mont Tremblant yearly as well as occasional southern Vermont trips.
I've demoed the NRGy 100 in a 169cm length.
Have opportunity to purchase almost new 177s with either Marker Jester Pro or Marker Griffon bindings.
Also have opportunity to pick up a set of Rossignol Soul 7 in 172 cm length.
1. Is the 177 too long for my height/weight, etc. ?
2. My current skis/ bindings are set at an 8 DIN. That is the low end of he Jester Pro. Is that a problem to be at the bottom end of the binding DIN range ? I don't know if I need the crazy strength of the Jester Pro versus the Griffon (more plastic ) ?
3. Knowing there won't always be powder (especially in VT and East Coast), is a narrower ski (like the K2 Amp Rictor 90xti or Head venturi 95) a better choice ?
something else ?
AND WHAT ABOUT THE NEW NORDICA ENFORCER ?!! That throws a wrench in the works....