I don’t buy that.
The only time to go “short” is in the trees. On groomer, you can get away with skis “too long” or “too short” easily. Any “expert” should be able to easily adapt to any length of skis on the groomer.
Agree! Longer skis provide more edge and control! Once someone is used to the length then the trees are easy! I find trees to be like skiing moguls.
My wife used to ski skis that were 158 and eventually I had her ski a longer length which was 166. The result was significant improvement in her skiing as well as terrain she was able to ski. Last weekend. She used the 158s and she felt that they were a bit squirrelly.
Shorter skis are great for beginner IMO but once you are pretty confident longer lengths have a much better feel. I used to ski 178 and now ski 186.
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