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Need advice on size. I'm 6'1", 190 lbs.,...

Need advice on size. I'm 6'1", 190 lbs., and 32 years old. I'm coming off a 10 year period where I skied only 5-10 days a year (usually out west). But, I used to ski a ton more (in college, etc.) and even raced a bit. I've been demoing for the last few years; the last skis I owned were Salomon X-Screams at 187cm.

I'm an advanced level skier, but with some back issues that have made quick turns in crud and trees more difficult. I've finally moved out west, putting me in prime position to ski a ton more (mostly in Tahoe). I like moving fast on morning groomers, but my love is off-piste skiing (and I'm done with moguls, as they hurt too much!). I ski trees occassionally, but not super-often.

I'm trying to decide between the 182 and 191. I found a great deal for the 191s (but not for the 182s) and am tempted to jump on that deal. Any thoughts?

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I think you'll be stoked on the 191s. They have a good turn radius and with the slight tip rocker they initiate really easily too. For your size, level, and style, 191s are the way to go.