Thanks for dropping us an email. Like the Hellbent, or any other rockered ski, the 09 JP/Julien will ski shorter than its advertised length. Additionally, next year’s JJs will no longer be a 188 and 178; rather, they will be measured out at 185 and 175. If you are comfortable in the 182-185cm length I would recommend the JJ 185cm for you. One thing to keep in mind, especially when purchasing the JJ is that the 09 model has some major differences in rockered skis of the past. The two major differences lay in the fact that the JJ has a longer running surface and a much deeper sidecut under boot than other rocker skis on the market. Essentially you are getting the best of both worlds as the JJ combines a shorter ARV sidecut under boot, while incorporating an ARG rocker in the tip and tail. We are confident that the JJ will be the ultimate resort powder ski as it floats high in deep in snow and carves turns on groomers with absolute ease. Hopefully this helps you out, if you have any further questions please let me know. Thanks again.
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