I'm 19 years old and have been skiing since i was 2 years old, so i would consider myself very comfortable on the slopes :D
This season some friends and I, are travelling to Val Thorens (France) for a month, and I'm therefore looking to buy some awsome gear. Actually I've already made up my mind regarding the skis, and the choice is the 2011 Salomon Lord.
My question is, what height i should choose, the 169 or the 177?
I have been leaning towards the 169, cause I like my skis a little shorter than me, and the other reason is; That I like to do some short and sharp turns on the piste, where the 169 is easier to control.
I know i loose some in the off-piste, but again my focus is on the piste, but still i've heard many say, you should go with the longer ski.
So what do you guys think? 169 or 177?
Thanks a lot.
Ps. my height is: 5' 9 (175 cm), and my weight is: 160 lbs (73 kg).