well here's my problem. I recently demoed a few skis at my local mountain and am now looking to buy a pair of rossi z9's. My dilemma is that i was only able to demo them in 170cm (i had previously been thinking 162cm). Well the 170's skied great but i also skied a pair of rossi classic 70's that day in a 165 length. The classic 70's had a 12m sidecut radius (while the 170cm z9's had a 15m) and i really preferrred the shorter radius because i like quick g-force turns. However the 162cm z9's have a 13m radius which is pretty spot on for what im looking for in a sidecut. I was thinking i could get the z9's in a 162cm then, but i am worried they will either be/become too short for me. What do you guys think, Should I go with the longer 170's(better in powder, will be more stable) or the 162's (preferred sidecut, easier to use at slower speeds)? I'm 18, a level 6-7 skier, 5'9" 150lbs, and looking to improve. And as i said earlier i really like cranking the skis over and doing high-speed high-load turns down the blues and easier blacks. Any quick input wouls be very apreciated as i am looking to buy this week.
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1/10/10 at 2:13pm