I'm looking to get back into skiing after a broken femur. (Snowboarder forgot to remove his boot from the binding when getting off the lift, he twisted his board which was stuck between my skis.) Long story short, I have a pair or carvers but I'm now looking for a nice pair of skis to be some what versatile but fun in the park. I'm hoping for this pair to be my primary on the east coast. I want to get excited about skiing again!
I am 5'11 155lbs and would consider myself intermediate. Would a 167cm rockered ski be good to start with? I'd like to get comfortable skiing backwards and want a forgiving ski that would be easy for learning tricks/switch skiing. I was thinking about having them mounted right in the center.
I'm considering the Rossignol Scimitars 167cm
Waist Width: 99mm Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 129/99/122 Tail Profile: Twin Rocker: Full Rocker Turn Radius: 21-29
The Scimitars are fully rockered so I'm wondering if they might be too short. I'd rather start shorter and get comfortable. I really want to start exploring the park but I'm afraid if I get skis that are too long, the learning curve will go up severely rather than a short ski that might be easy to learn on. At the same time I want to avoid itching for a new pair 1/2 way through the season.