Hey fellow racers. I am getting a new pair of Volkl Racetiger Speedwall SL's for use as my slalom race ski in the Adult Race League I am in. I race in the BB Veteran Class. I am torn between getting the 155 as has been reccomended by some AA Vet Racers I respect or going with the shop owners reccomendation of 165. He doesn't carry the 160 so those are my two choices. He beleives that the 165 will be a better all around ski which I don't doubt but I do have 2 other pair of longer skis, the Racetiger RC 173 for my GS races and a pair of AC30's 170 for all mountain skiing when I am not racing. On race days, I only bring one pair to the hill, and free ski that race ski the rest of the day.
I was using a pair of Volkl P50 163 which I loved but made the mistake of sending them to a swap and they sold for more than I paid for them used 3 years ago..LOL I have only been racing 3 1/2 seasons but an avid skier for 40 years.
So what do you think? Should I go with the 155 or the 165. Tell me why.