I'm 5'7'' and I ride the 179s! They slay the Pow. When you get them on hard pack/groomers they do ski like a a really short ski. I would say a 189 would be a lot of ski for us, but it's your preference. I have this helps
bump this thread, i need help choosing between them also. im 5'8-9" and 150lbs. ill be using these mostly throughout the midwest and once or twice a year out west. only reason im debating the 189's is because when i do get out west i want a bigger ski for pow. otherwise the midwest consists of mostly jibs/ park and the 179's will be fine.
help me choose, will i be fine riding 179's in the pow, will i be able to charge with them still?
show me evidence besides big spence... honestly, surface has been the best to me so far. very personable people who are quick to answer questions, and great customer service. as far as their skis go i have never ridden them so i cant say but from what i have heard they are exceptionally well built skis, that perform even better
i would get the 189's i just dont want a ski that is going to be a foot taller than me, it would be ridiculous to ski something like that around where i live. i want a ski that is right above my eyes/ top of my head level.