I ski exclusively at a small place in central new york at the moment, and have no plans for any skiing out west. I'm not entirely sure what skill level I am. I imagine a bit better than intermediate. I'm twenty years old, and still on some old Elan Integra something or other skis from a few years ago that are really holding me back. So I have too little experience with good skis to be certain what length I should be on. I did notice that while demoing the 8+, it took a run or two to become used turning with more ski ahead of me. I definitely liked the feeling of having more ski once I got the feel for it. In fact, trying those Progressors after running a beat old beginners ski was probably the best feeling in the world. The extra weight gave me a huge confidence boost, but they managed to be far superior at turning as well. I guess that's what a decent ski will get you.
I will try to demo some 175 Progressor 9+, but I don't think I have access to 180s.
By the way, Skier219, that looks like a good deal and I would jump on it if, 1. I had the money in my account instead of on my meager, yet to be cashed lift attendant paycheck and 2. If I knew that 180 is right for me. Will that pair be relisted if they don't sell?Edited by u238 - 2/6/10 at 9:10pm