im 6´1 and slyin the ar6 in 181. personally i would still rpefer a ski which is a bit longer. had the walls in 179 before. still i think short skis 1. dont look real nice. when centre mounted they look even shorter and ya, it just looks a little awkward. i had no problems playfullness wise with the 181 ar6, butters, shifty pretzels everything no problem. i also think it is an advantage to have longer skis, because when you do big spins, you can really twist them hard in one direction and this will give you alot of inertia and therefore allow you to do bigger spins. im thinking about getting the walls in 185 or the punx in 184. i think they work best for people our size. IMO ur skis should go at least until your forehead. so i would wait and not buy skis that short. ull regret it probably.
maybe chek the B/S/T forum, alot of people wanna get rid of their skis for next season.
but its all preferances. maybe demo a longer ski and a shorter one.
but ya as far as my opinion, get long skis. theyre steezier.
maaan you will regret getting 171s for sure
im 5'6 and i weigh 145
my shortest skis are 179 fujatives
plleeeeaaase, it's worth the extra money to get longer skis.