Originally Posted by Rio
I like the Dynastar Skicross 9 & 10 more than almost all the other skis in their class. They both have a solid feel to them. I am about your size but a higher level skier and have the Skicross 10 in a 170cm. I would recommend the same length for you in the Skicross 9 if you want to use them in moguls or make short turns with them.
I own the '05 SC10 in 186 (I'm taller than you) and i love it.
AFAIK the sc9 is about the same ski, in a softer flex.
The 10 is a great ski, in a 'traditional' way : not overly shaped, no super-short turning radius. A very solid feel indeed, easy and tolerant but very stable at speed. good grip. Quite capable on the bumps (considering its size). It can be skied agressively or more leisurely. Well built also. A GS feel, but easier than most : It loves to be pressured in fast long arc curves, but wont punish you in shorter turns and will accept to skid if necessary.
I wouldn't expect too much grip or speed from a '9, but it should be great in bumps and groomed soft snow, and decent in moderate pow. A very good 'cruiser'. It's a ski that can be skied 'long' : The choice between a 170 and a 178 depends on what you'll favor the most : stability at speed or quickness in the bumps.
The Look NX listed in the Ebay link is a so-so binding though.
Edge hold was actualy considered as very good.