I'm looking for some advice on ski length. I'm on my second season back on skis, after a few seasons off for a knee surgery and a few seasons before that on a snowboard. I'm 6'3" and 195lbs. I currently have a set of 178 Fischer Wateas in 94mm width, and 185 Rossignol Phantoms in 108mm width. To be honest, I ski the Wateas pretty well, but am pretty terrible on the Phantoms. I'm fighting tip dive the entire time and am unstable and somewhat grumpy on them. I think I bit off more than I can chew - they are kickass at 25+mph on untracked stuff and above the treeline, but frankly sucky in the trees and at low speed.
After a lot of searching, I think I'm going to get a 50% off 2010 Kuro, but am unsure of length. I assume 185, since I'm relatively tall and heavy? I'm going on a cat trip this year in BC, which is the primary reason I'm getting the ski, and a few mornings in Tahoe on big dumps, before switching to the Wateas when it gets tracked out. Is there any reason I should go with a 175 instead?
Also, is the Kuro a bad choice? If so, what would be another good choice for primarily catskiing? I'd like to keep it around $600 if possible. I'm a decent skiier - comfortable with prettymuch any line anywhere on the backside with a few 5' drops here and there, but nothing big, fast, or super gnarly. Noone's gonna turn around on a lift to be stoked for me, but noone is gonna turn around and laugh at me, if that makes sense.