I looking to replace the Atomic R10s 170cm that I've used for that last 6 or so seasons. After a lot of research the Rossignol S86's sound like a good option.
I usually only ski out West (Vail, Beavercreek) and this year Deer Valley - but usually only get out for a week or two each season. I'd consider myself upper level intermediate. Ski a mix of front and backside but tend to avoid real steep runs (double blacks) or big moguls.
I'm 38, about 5"11 and 175lbs and pretty fit. From what I've read it sounds like the S86's ski a bit short so going up a size may be reasonable. Therefore I was thinking of going with the 178cm instead of the 170cm, but could certainly use some guidance here.
I wish I had more time to demo etc, but with me heading out in a few weeks, I'd like to get my skis set up and ready to go before I leave.
Any help would be much appreciated. Also if anyone wants to jump in and say that these skis would not be a good fit for me - feel free!