I'm probably gonna buy Caylors next year when i have the money. My only question is what size to get. I'm 5'11 and 130 pounds. i also hear they ride short. should i go with the 181's (that is what i was thinking) or the 191's? i ski everything from trees to groomers some cliffs, i'm looking for a pow oriented ski
If you are in Oregon you should probably just come by the factory and demo the 181 and 191 to see which one you will like best. Demos are free, we just need you to bring your boot and if you are under 18, have a parent there to sign our liability waiver.
I agree with Scott: you should just demo them. You're tall, so that would make me think the 191, but light, so I'd go towards the 181. But ultimately, if you're in Portland, go check out the factory, demo them up, and then make your call.
Was in Niseko for a week or so not too long ago, well known for it's tree skiing. I spent a lot of time in there and I wasn't thinking the skis should be shorter at anytime. But I've heard that the billy goat is a more tree specific ski than the caylors. Maybe look into those as well? I say if your in doubt, go longer anyway, it seems to be far more common to wish that you had a longer ski than a shorter one. But since you are close to the factory might as well stop by. :)
They don't make a 195 because for every 10 people who say they would buy that length, only 1 comes through. Honestly there is no need for the Caylor to be any longer. And setting my 191 Caylors next to a 186 Jeffery, there is not that huge of a difference. If you can ski a 186, you can ski a 191.
As far as the Jeffery, 186 is perfect. So nimble, but still floats my 210 lbs.
BTW, if I had to chose 1 ski for just about everything, except for ice, I would easily chose the Jeffery.
spot on about the jeffrey. i got to ski mine in about 8" of fresh on saturday and they were a blast. definitely not as 'floaty' to slow speeds as my seths were, but so much more stable at speed and in sketchier terrain, and even easier to maneuver in the trees. with a sharp edge they still carve groomers like a champ. for reference, i'm 6'1, about 170lbs, rockin the 186, and i feel like a 190ish, if i lived out west and not in pennsylvania, would be perfect.
The issue for me is that I am about 6 foot 5 inches 260 lbs and still consider 191 to be kind of short. I am sure they would both be fine but for me my ideal length is about 195. Do I really expect a company to make a ski that long with the exception of a big mountain charger? No because it wouldn't sell. I can dream though.