179 with a rockered ski would probably be fine, probably will ski like a 170 non-rockered ski. it is the width of the bent that would be the concern in terms of handling it may be a little slow in the trees, That was my main concern about the bent, they felt sluggish to me, I really preferred the seth and bacon over them for that reason. In terms of suggesting a rockered ski versus non-rockered it is really preference and depends on the ski. Nothing wrong with a little bit of rocker, as long as it is stiffer underfoot it still charge. But for your size the lizzie would provide plenty of float.
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