I'm a level 6 skier 5'11" 225# and I got a great deal on some 08/09 Gotama's. I got them in 176cm because I'm pretty sure they are a ski above my current ability. I'm hoping to grow into them. Good idea going small or am I nuts? I've read a lot of the posts here and they all say to go long, but I think that is for skiers that are more advanced then I am.
I'm used to 170cm Fischer RX8's in the east, but I am in CO now and wanted a ski to bring out on powder days that I will be able to ride all over the mountain once the pow is chewed up.
I just had to get em because the price was right at a little shop 100 miles from home so if they are the wrong skis returning or selling them might be tough.