Hi all, this is a first post but I've been getting great info from you all for a few years now. So thanks for all your help! So much knowledge here.
I'm 6'2" and 180lb (81kg) running 15off at 32 and have got a couple of 34mph passes, even one at 22off (not sure how I managed that one) but behind an outboard which seems to make life MUCH easier. So take that for what its worth.
So I'm looking to change up my 67 Annex to something a little more modern (and more suitable), Probably a graphite Senate. I got to ride the 67 and 69 when I went to get some coaching at Oz Ski Resort back in May. The 67 felt comfortable but the coach thought for my height I should get on the 69 if I could make it work because of my height. Cutting was great (more stable) but it felt a bit truck like in the turns. But maybe I could get used to that??
So my questions are, how much weight to you put behind height v weight when choosing a ski length, and is its possible to make a 69 turn better by tweaking the fin? Or are we just talking subtle changes there that I'm not going to notice at my level? What I really think I need is a 68 Senate which of course I can't have. Why they don't make one of those I'm not sure as I found there to be a huge difference between the 67 and 69.
The other consideration is a 68 Vapor (Too much ski?). A bit extra length but something like the same volume as a 67 Senate. Haven't skied one though.
I haven't considered anything but Radar I know, but I've at least ridden the Senate and to be honest wouldn't even know how to get my hands on other brands skis as I live in a backwater here in NZ. I don't think I'm going to be able to demo anything before buying, so your help will be invaluable. Thanks in advance.