Alright so I just bought the volkl walls and the shop didnt have 177's which i planned on getting and only had 169's. the guy i talked to who seemed to know his stuff convinced me that 177 was too big anyways and that I didnt need any bigger..i am 5'11 and 165lb. is size a big deal and what is the advantages/disadvantages of having a bigger ski? I am aware that there are a billion other threads on ski size, but i dont have the time to read through a ton of threads.
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definitely wait and find the right size. those skis would look and feel retardedly small on you. bigger skis are a lot more stable, and help with landings on jumps. i skied 151's a bit more than half the season last year and it sucked a lot. then i got 171's and it made my skiing and enjoyment a lot better. size is key.
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177 would have been perfect for you. The shop guy was just trying to sell his shit.
A guy who seemed to know what he was talking about told me that the 2 year old foil would be a perfect -bomb proof all mountian/ powder ski... i told him he didnt knowwhat he was talking about and walked out