After days of research and searching for information on epicski I've gotten various impressions of the stiffness and forgiveness of the Blizzard 8.1. I'm trying to decide which length to get but due to the varying accounts of the stiffness I can't quite make a decision.
I'm a Level 7 skiier, 5'6" and 155 lbs. I'm improving my carving ability and also want to improve my skills in the bumps/off-piste. I've read that you should size up for the skiier that you want to become, and not the skiier that you currently are. I'm debating between the 165 and the 172 lengths of the Blizzard 8.1. I was thinking the 165 for the bumps and if it is too stiff for my size/weight it would be afford me some more forgiveness. But if 172 is not too stiff, I wouldn't mind sizing up for the extra stability and to give me room to grow into the skis. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance.