i have just read about 10 threads on ski size and all are differnt.Some say go about your height and some msay do for about ur nose level. I ski probably mostly park/pipe(70%) with the rest big mtn(10%) and a bit of groomers(20%). I am 180cm tall and 150lbs(70kg). I was thinking about a 169 fujative. 179 seems pretty long if im skiing it in the park and pipe as well as all mtn.
i think most people will tell you to go the 179s but on the other hand im your height/weight and i got 169 PEs and they are no probs for me, i think the bigger length is good if you are wanting heaps good stability on huge landings, leave it to the rest of these guys though, they know more than me
I would suggest you go for the 179. It's no bigger than you are and since the fujative if both soft and fairly light, you shouldn't have any trouble controlling it. I think you'll be much happier with the longer ski as you progress.
Def. go with what you feel is right for your size/ability. I think you wouldn't have any issues with the 79's. But like the other dude said, he's your same size and has the 69's w/ no problems. Demo them maybe?
yeah its just i own skis that are 158cm at the moment since i had no money last year. they were jsut below my chin so i think the 20cm might be a pretty hughe change. Ski shops used to tell me about eye level. Is it same height as you now?
I have a pair of 179cm Fujatives, and I wouldn't have them any other size. I like longer cause your spins are more stable and so are you landings, plus when skis come up to your nose it looks as thoug you enjoi indulging in sexual intercourse with other men.
definetly, i'm shorter than you, but weigh 170lbs and wish i had longer skis than my 178s. if you center mount them you should have no problems with that length, if you go shorter it will be more like a ski blade, and no one likes ski blades.