I think short-skis have their place in quiver, especially if your local ski hill that you frequent lacks the vertical and you want to maximize the fun!
I haven’t skied the Volkl Pro but it has the similar dimensions as Stockli XL
and I had the pleasure of skiing XL in 164cm. I believe both skis are fairly stiff. I am 5’8”, 150lbs, not much larger than jockey I admit, and I remember XL was a great ski in spring conditions.
In fact I do have a very short Blizzard SL in 150cm that I absofu&%$lutely have fun free-skiing with!