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What length?

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Thread Starter 
I'm an intermediate skier who is in the market for my first pair of skis in years. I'm 30 years old, and skied for several winters as a teenager. Last winter, I skied for the first time in 15 years and became addicated. I am proficient on blues and on easy blacks, though I don't like bumps. Most of my skiing will be in Utah and BC.

Based on reviews, recommendations, and prices, I've found a pair of Dynastar Intuitiv 74 that I'm thinking of purchasing. I can't decide which length, though. I'm 5'11", 160 lbs. I'm torn between the 167 and 175. Thoughts?
post #2 of 4
167cm, you should be able to enjoy them. If you go to long the skis will seem slugish. You want a short ski that you can gain confidance and better skills on. You don't want to go to long because you will not get the performance you need to allow you to get better.
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Thanks for the advice. I'm inclined to agree, though I find it strange that I would use the shortest length of this model. (They come in 167, 175, 182, 188, and 193.) The other ski I'm considering is the Skicross 9, which comes in 154, 162, 170, 178, and 186. I find it strange that I'd be the shortest ski in one model and the middle in another. Is their something peculiar about the Intuitiv 74 that I should be using a longer ski?
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FWIW- I would tend to go with the 178's on the 74's. If you are skiing out west with big open runs, you may appreciate the added stability and if you are not making a lot of short turns, they are going to be more than adequate on mid to long turns. I didn't notice what you intended to ski there. If you are skiing more carve oriented, short turning, then the 9's in the 170 or shorter would be the ticket.
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