More likely than not I will be buying some speed skis before not too long. But what lengths do I choose for SG and for DH?
I am 5'11" and am weighing about 190lbs now.
x2, start out smaller, then work your way up. Every length that a company makes has its advantages, ie, 209s SG's would do great for fast paced SG courses while also doing well in tighter DH's. I'd say start small with something around a 200, then get bigger if you need to. You will always have use for the shorter skis at some point.
203cm ! Haha, the last pair of "racing" skis I owned were longer than that and they were slaloms! 211/203 sounds right though if you are getting two pairs of speed skis. I'd think about the 210 SG if you want to use the same ski for both events.
prickly, the same question crossed my mind as I composed this post, then something clicked and I understood your post. :) Haha.