I'm an ambitious intermediate skier always trying to up my level.
I ski quite aggressively but would admit that my technique is no way perfect - usually at the start of the day but vastly improves towards the afternoon as I get back into my rhythm. Im fairly confident but lose my way on blacks occasionally, usually losing grip (sometimes a bit of bottle ).
I've skid for about 3ish years, 3 times in Europe, once in Japan and the occasional day at an indoor real-snow slope. I'd say about a total of 160 hours skiing. Also, just booked a week away in Norway. So I haven't got 10 years skiing experience, but I really do have the bug!
171cm - 5ft7inches
143isg pounds - 65kg approx.
I have some custom fitted Solomon XPro 120 boots.
I'm of the mind that some high end skis would help my skiing improve/allow me to push it harder with my friends who are a bit better/faster skiers.
The last skis I rented were pretty high end:
'HEAD On-Piste PREMIUM'
I did love these skis to be honest, they felt agile and felt like I had a lot of control over them.
I guess that's my biggest want, a ski that I feel I have a lot of control over to give me the confidence to push harder on the mountain.
The skis I've been looking at are the:
CODE SPEEDWALL S UVO
They do an 'L' model but not sure of the difference :/
They sound great but do you think these skis would be a little too much for me? I'd hate to feel out of my depth but equally don't want to buy a ski that won't allow me to push myself.
They come in lengths 159, 166, 173, 180cm. I was thinking about the 166cm length skis. Generally I'd say I'd want a shorter ski as this offers more control (but I usually just go for whatever the rental guy gives me for my height), a desire for shorter probably shows my slight inexperience and a habit I'm trying to get out of.
Any thoughts and advice will be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.