I am an intermediate skier, and started skiing in High School through Ski Club. I am looking to purchase a new pair of skis, and I am having trouble finding a pair that will suit my needs.
I am a bigger guy at 6'1'' and 250lbs, and I am not sure whether I should get 170cm or 177cm skis.
I mainly ski on the groomers, but will venture into moguls, or some bumps/off trail terrain. However, i do ski out East, and I probably ski 95% on groomed trails.
I have been looking at some 2009 skis (with bindings), which fit in my budget of $500. I liked the K2 Sidewinders, but cannot find them new with bindings anywhere for less than $500. I am now thinking about the Volkl AC20, AC30, and I am open to any suggestions. I am hoping to purchase these skis ASAP, so any responses will be extremely helpful.
Also, if i go with a stiffer ski I would go shorter like a 170cm, and if i get a more forgiving ski i would probably go longer like a 177cm, correct?