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I agree you need a longer ski. At your size you will lose loads of performace and stablility with anything short and certainly with anything too soft. You need your shop to start stocking a few other brands!
Movement skis tend to come in longer sizes: http://www.movementskis.com/ - good reviews from lots of people
Faction seem to have a good idea of what they're doing as well: http://www.factionskis.com
I'm fine, I'm a short-arse.
aha beian a midget always pays off!
I agree they should make longer as you are one of the guys that should be on that longer length. Lets face it, 180cm's really is not that long. I know the K2 Extreme is coming in 184cm's this year so hopefully Line will also make some of their true freestyle skis closer to that 185cm range like the Volkl Wall is. You can get a Blend in a 183cm but that is pretty stiff underfoot and not sure how much you would like it in the park. It does however ski switch very well.
These are a few that come in longer lengths.
Atomic Urban Punx 184cm - http://www.untracked.com/p2107c51b43-08_atomic_urban_punx_twin_tip_skis.html
4FRNT MSP 187cm - http://www.untracked.com/p2732c51b122-09_4frnt_msp_freeride_skis.html
Volkl Bridge 185cm - http://www.untracked.com/p2658c51b53-09_volkl_bridge_twin_tip_freeride_skis.html
Agreed. STL and MSP are stiffer than the Volkl Bridge (More of a moderate flex) and for bigger guys that are aggressive these seem to be pretty popular models. Urban punx is soft, lighter and softer than afterbangs. MSP was a lot of fun all-mountain but I did not enjoy it as much in the park. Bridge was a blast all mountain and in the park. Guys that can't afford 2 pairs of skis this is a great ski for Northeast skiers looking for a narrower one ski quiver. Personally I wouldn't get anything under 110 for skiing the East unless I was still in the park more than 30% of the time. I spend most of my time in the trees now, but still enjoy a few runs in the park when the park is fresh.