Dude, buttering those is so easy it's not even funny. If you have a hard time with those, I don't know how much softer you could go and still have support. Invaders flex and butter super, and i mean *super* easy
im relatively the same size as the creator (jammin_man) and i can butter my 178 invaders real easy, its a bit tricky to get the flex to the butter zones, but if you can throw your weight into it, it works fine.
but i wouldnt want to go to the 171's just for easier butters, the 178's ride excellently and i wouldnt want shorter.
Let me take you down, cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
probly be harder to butter on the 178, and you also have to add 5cm because line mesures there skis funny, so they be really long and hard to butter on because then you would have more swing weight and you would have to apply alot of presure to butter on the 178.
how many snowboarders does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
27. 1 to do it, 2 to say they can do it better, and the rest to sit in the landing.
Invaders are one of the softest skis on the market, buttering on any size it comes in should be easy enough. Physics is pretty clear when it comes to this, too...OBVIOUSLY if there is more ski in front of you it'll be harder to flex the ski because you're farther away from the flex point and have less leverage.
i have heard many people say this but does rossignol measure wierd also? because i have 171 invaders and 174 scratches and if i put them right next to each other the scratches only measure 1cm taller. im 5' 7" and im glad i went with the 171s instead of the 178s