considering the only part that makes contact with the snow is the flat part underfoot most of the time and you're still growing and you want to ride them in the park and powder................ go ahead with the 189.
I'm about your size: 160, 5'10, and ride the LL2's in a 189.
Though the super scientific hand flex test tells me that the one live feels a tad stiffer that the LL2, the ski it is a short 189 and with that amount of rocker it rides like a much shorter ski. You should definitely not have a problem maneuvering them.
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So i got to my local store and have a talk about them and everyone is saying they are too long and a better size would be 179. Also I dont a very stiff ski which is why I am thinking about selling these....
I need more opinions of the flex/stiffness
I also am unsure about the size
p.s. i am 5,10 now
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The only people who should ride these in 179 are little girls with one leg. They're stiff but not too stiff by any means. To put it into perspective, my 14 yr old brother took some runs on my 189s and charged with em.
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Last season I was about 5'7" and I have 179 ll2's. They work for me but I really wish I had got 189's. The contact area is really small and I can imagine that the extra length would mean I could charge even harder on them! You will be fine with 189s and don't let anyone talk you out of them
As far as the stiffness goes, they are the perfect flex imo. Coming off of invaders and planks, I was afraid that the ll2's would be too stiff. They are pretty stiff underfoot but because of the huge amount of rocker, they are easy to jib and butter
Size is good for you. Skis with that much rocker ski super short, and its really easy to pivot, smear, and move around. I'm an inch taller than you and I ski 191 Wrens which are much stiffer, and use to own 189 bents which are a lot longer & heavier than your One lifes.
179 might be a bit better for park, but its gonna be a lot worse for everything else, like the skiing pow, stability @ speed ,dropping cliffs ect which is a lot more important for a ski like that.