kcm wrote a question about Black Diamond Joule Ski - Women's on January 27, 2009
My height & weight say I should ride a 155 for the Joule, the guys who I ski with think I should go for the 165 because I am an aggressive skier. Even though I am an eastern skier, I hardly ever ski groomers, I ski mostly bc: lots of lake effect powder, steep ravine's, and most especially trees. Also, in between storms, we encounter crud and crust. But here is the kicker, the vert drop is only 500 - 700'! I am afraid if I go longer, then I am giving up the quick turning aspect of a shorter ski. I always assumed the longer skis were for big mountain ripping.