I’m 5’7” 140lbs, 21 years of age.
I recently purchased these skis in the 184cm length and although they are extremely fun, I’m a little disappointed with their overall performance. I tried the out for two days at Sugarloaf in a foot of fallen, light snow/variable conditions. I was told that for my stature the 184’s would be overpowering, but I experienced much of the opposite. In choppy, soft snow the skis folded and got swirly; there was especially a speed limit that when passed the skis were too fidgety in the soft stuff and too chattery on the hard stuff. Furthermore, the nearly symmetrical tip and tail made it so that the tail did not sit lower in the snow so float wasn’t the greatest but still wasn’t too bad, despite them being a wide wasted ski. They’re also not the most durable of skis.
I liked how fun and easy they were to ski and initiate a turn, almost too easy, which made me overpower them. Very twitchy but definitely a step up for all mountain use from my Recoils.
I’m looking for something to play around with but I do not want to overpower them. In variable snow I want them to be solid, not a serious charger, just something a step up from the SFB’s. I will probably demo some pairs next winter, but for now I’ll ski the SFB’s for the time being. Maybe I’ll get used to them.
I was thinking the Rossignol Sickle or the ON3P Kartels 106.