Hey everyone- it's the never ending question: What ski length is recommended? I'm a 6'1" guy, 165-170lbs, 26 years old. Solid intermediate skier looking to improve both off-piste ability AND in the moguls. I focus on skiing aggressively.
I ski in Colorado. I strive to go at least 10 days a season. I started skiing at age 9.
I demoed the E88s at Loveland, Colorado last weekend. I liked the response they gave, but felt they were a little short. When really laying into turns, shorter cambered skis tend to "wobble" on me from tip to tail- I would not describe it as chatter, they just fight me if I really push them (K2 Shreditor 92s 170cm did this to me too). I did well in the moguls, but I was not able to test them in fresh powder.
Rossi has me right in the middle of ski sizes-172 for 160-169lbs, or 180 for 170+ lbs.
I want to get the 180cm, but am afraid that I don't have enough mass to flex them for their designed weight/not advanced enough in skill. Rental shops keep putting me in low 170 lengths, which makes me question my thoughts. Any advice on choosing either a 172 or 180 length?