JesMunYeah, I'm a decent skier and comfortable all over the mountain, except for the park.
My reason for looking at slightly shorter skis, is the alleged ease of rotation when I want to pick up more experience in that area.
I see you guys have a point in the more "normal" sized skis, given my 80/20 in favor of everything but the park.
Will look for something twin-tippy, 90-100mm, 175-180cm ☺️
Would it make sense to start name dropping all the models I've been considering? Asking for opinions on each? I'm thinking it would be better asking for some of your recommendations.
okay yeah if youre a dece skier go around your height, maybe a tiny bit smaller if you prefer
but def dont worry about ease of spins in relation to ski weight. it doesnt matter all that much (we always forget while on the computer that skiing is a sport of big scale, youre flying off a jump when you spin, not hopping up and down in your living room. how often do you notice the weight of your boots when you ski?), plus with spins the spin weight matters more, that is, the weights of the tips of the skis vs the middle
also worth mentioning that if you insist on worrying about weight, bindings are easily as important because they vary in weight a lot
regarding which actual skis you get, it's better for you to identify ones you might be interested in and let others respond and possibly offer other options from there. there are so many skis out there nowadays!
personally i will say that the ARV96 is an amazing do it all choice. i skied a pair (and now ski a similar pair) for years and years doing everything from rail rat days to big mtn. obv it wont be the best in any one situation there but it's an amazing one ski quiver. you can research and consider other skis etc but i can tell you right now you will be 100% good to go with the ARV96. it's a tried and true ski that's been refined and worked on for like 17 years now