Fairly new here on the site but have gained lots of "head" info while reviewing the posts. I'm a 45yr old 250lb novice (level 5-6 I'd guess) resurfacing after a 25yr skiing hiatus. Ski at Mt Shasta in Northern CA and enjoy groomed green/blues with an occasional trip down a black if my legs are up to it. Recently bought some Volkl Motion Carvers in a 170cm off ebay. I enjoy the skis but they feel "short" to me. I'm looking into the skis listed in the title, all in the 175cm - 184cm range (the XX's are 184). I'm trying to improve via the Harb books but reading a book and then remembering everything on the slope is difficult, especially when you don't have anyone advising you. Any suggestions, good or bad in regards to the above mentioned skis for my application?