I have been demoing skis the past few weeks and have some questions, hope you can help!
I am 5'9 / 175, expert skier and ski everything like moguls (for better or for worse) - i.e. very short turning radius, quick turns with focus on form rather than just going fast. I have historically just skied a regular rental ski and always skied around a 160 cm.
Two weekends ago I tried the Nordica NRGY 80 at 161cm - which I really liked, very light, but felt slightly short - apparently they ski about 8cm short. This weekend, the demo place to me to stop worrying about length and gave me a Blizzard Latgio 171cm.
Either I have lost all my skiing ability or the ski length threw me off - it was as if I literally couldn't ski! I had a lot of trouble sticking and making turns. I felt completely out of sorts, had no form at all - it was literally as if I had never skied before!
I am wondering is this just the skis, particularly given my form I apparently prefer a shorter ski, smaller radius. Maybe I should try the NRGY 80's in a 169, which should ski close to the 160 I am used to?
Would love any thoughts / help - just want to make sure I am not insane / haven't lost my ability to ski!!!