I think about getting a pair of Fischer Motive 95Ti skis and I’m torn between 174cm and 180cm.
I’m 5’9”, 165lbs, upper intermediate.
It would be both for the east coast and a main ski for west coast trips (together with Atomic Automatic 109 182cm for powder days).
I used to ski Motive 86Ti 175cm and would not want anything longer (no shorter either) but 95Ti is softer, more tip rocker and the mount point is more forward (if I get 174 will mount 0.5” back of the line).
I tried Nordica Enforcer in 177cm and it was just right, not too long at all, I think I could even take 2cm more.
Atomic Vantage 90CTI 176cm wasn’t too long either, so easy to ski – if anything I would take it 2-3cm longer.
Dynastar PowerTrack 89 in 179cm felt maybe 2cm too long but it was on hard pack/ice not on the soft snow.
Blizzard Bonafide 173cm felt a bit too short.
Elan Alu 888 177cm (no rocker) – good everywhere but was too much for me in moguls.
I think I like all mounting skis with tip rocker to be around 177cm long and it is exactly between sizes of Motive 95.
What do suggest?