So I've got the chance to pick up some 179 k2 HB's from 2009 super cheap. The trick is whether or not they'll be to small. I'm roughly 6'1-6'2 and around 165-170, I would be looking to mount them around if not at center and use them for BC pow, kickers, pillows, lines, etc. Any input is much appreciated.
Should be fine, I have the 179s and i am 6', 165. They do feel short on hardpack but they are still manageable, but that isn't what you are riding them for, they are plenty stable in the pow. I have mine mounted -2 from center if that makes a difference
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I have the 189s and they are great for huge cliffs and charging, but they are quite heavy when getting spinny and building jumps. I definitely wish they were a little shorter/lighter sometimes. For that price you made a great choice.
The 2009 HB 179 is about 184cm, so it will be like your JJ except wider (and more rocker). At that price, definitely get them. You could sell them on craigslist for 400ish right now (everyone wants new skis before Christmas) and buy 189s if you really want them.