I was lurking around this forum and found a ton of info, but was hoping to get some specific advice for the ski I'd like to buy.
I'm 5'10, 176 lbs, and currently riding on Atomic Beta CarvX 9.18 in 180cm. I was really hoping to get a shorter ski, and have been demoing a few skis in 170 (Apache Recon, Nomad Blackeye, AC50, AC30).
The ski that I really liked was the AC30, but that was the one ski I actaully demoed that in a 177 and not 170 like the others(they didn't have the 170 available). I really liked it, and it didn't feel long. In comparison, my current Atomic's in 180 feel long when I ski them nowadays since demoing all the others in 170.
After researching the forums here and other guides on the net, it seems as though I could use either size. I ski mostly on-piste, but do go off on ocassion. I'm an advanced/expert ability level, but tend to not be overly aggresive.
Just wondering if I should go with the exact ones I demoed (177), or to go with the size I had decided to get previously (170).
Thank you so much in advace for any and all help.....