whoever said 166 is too short, I'd like to know HOW THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW!? The kid never mentioned anything about his height, weight, skiing style...etc.. I would disregard that statement. On the same note, I think Nordica skis are okay but I would look for something else. Caylor's PR's are good but not if you're not going to use the width of them. Wide skis for icy areas.