Originally Posted by dookey67
Does anybody ever second guess that they got the right length ski?
Then again, I don't want to succumb to what SierraJim calls buying over your head...
Yes, I bought the Mantra too short last year for my typical skiing. End up buying the next length up towards the end of the season. Reasons for being too short: lack of float and lack of stability in the crud. I'm very happy with the longer ski.
But, be careful on going too long particularly if you like skiing in the trees or tight chutes. (I think you have mentioned something about tree skiing at Heavenly before.) You may find yourself really working to get the skis around versus easy carving.
Demoing can keep you from making this mistake. A few years ago, demoing the 195 XXX kept me from buying it as my everyday, take into the trees skis. I got the 185 and was very happy.