Hi All. I'm new to the forum and was looking for some advice.
I'm looking into buying a set of Watea 84s. I demoed the 176 and absolutely loved them, but didn't get to check out the 184 before the weather crapped out. I'm 25, 6'2, a little north of 200 lbs, and on a good day I'm probably about an 8 skier. I've been skiing a pair of 177 Volkls for the past 7 or 8 years and really need to upgrade.
I'm worried about the extra length of the 184 because I've been spending more and more time in the bumps the last couple years and I don't want to lose too much maneuverability. At the same time, I'm worried about going with the 176 now and wishing I had gotten something a little longer on days with a few inches of powder.
One idea I had was going with the 184 and throwing a railflex binding system on it and riding it the front setting. Please let me know if that makes any sense at all or if I'm ruining the ski by putting a system binding on it. Any help you guys could give me would really be appreciated.
Thanks for all your help.
Edited by Carl4 - 5/10/10 at 3:20pm