Im plannign on buying a more of a mountain ski. Currently I ski a front side carver Atomic SX9 (64waist) at a size of 160, which I feel is a little too short. Im looking into the Salomon XW Hurricane(84 waist) and dont know if I should go with the 164 or 172. I know its a wider ski so I wonder if the 164 will feel much bigger than my current 160.
Im 5'7" and 170 lbs. Im a good skier, been doing it for over 15 years, and occasionally race. I like to ski the whole mountian from front side to back side, but Im looking to get a lot better in skiing powder which Im needing some improvement.
What would you do in my position? 164 or 172?