I've been on the same pair of old straight edge skis for the last ten years (salomon F9 ~196cm). Finally, I bought some brand new skis (Dynastar Legend 4800 184cm 2006 model still in the original packaging!). Since I haven't look into gear in so long 186 seemed like a decent size for me. Now I'm starting to wonder if the skis are too long. Of course, I should have done more research first but I got these for very little at the Calgary ski sale which only runs on one weekend of the year. The stock tends to sell out real quickly. Besides, I'm used to junkers - these will probably be an improvement.
150 lbs 5'11"
level 8 skier (level 9 when I get out more than 15 times / season)
prefer steep technical agressive skiing / some bumps
Ski mostly in off-piste in Alberta => lots of tracked crud / can be icy
I put Rossignol axiom 100 bindings on the skis
I've been reading alot, and it looks like the 4800s "skis short".
I know I still haven't got my head wrapped around the new (okay, new ten years ago) "carving skis", but stepping down 12cm seems like a big change already.
Any thoughts? I'll know better myself when I try them in a week or so.
Thanks in advance.