Depends on the type of ski and what you're using it for.
Might have some troubles with swing weight for your size if you're using it in the park, but if you want to use it for powder/big mountain or all mountain, you might be able to handle it.
Stick in the 177 range (+/-4cm). 182cm should be be biggest you go, rockered or not.
I don't know what kind of park ski comes in a 187 and is rockered, but if you were unsure that a 171cm would be too long, something almost 20cm longer isn't for you.
Yea i would ride around a 176-178 if i were you and in the coming years you are going to bulk up so weight soon wont be an issue for you either
T "It's my storm. I can make it do whatever I want."
"What the fuck is wrong with you kids?! How would you like it if I came and had sex in front of your house?"
"I heard you guys banned a chick with thyroid cancer cause she was weird looking.
You guys are fucking terrible."- awsomoz$
We were all expecting something GRAND for our massive efforts down the line. Needless to say, all the money went to drive us 100km from home and play frisbee golf for a week at a "resort" aimed for trips for retarded people"
That is because they are WC downhill skis...When you're going to a race course of ice at 100+ km/h, you're going to want long skis. Anything below 190 regardless of height is just stupid at from a downhill racing perspective.
Same thing applies with big mountain skis. If you're charging, you're going to want a big ski.
I don't know why you've brought this thread back up, especially with no useful or helpful insight to anything.
The kid has a general idea of what to look for now. Stay in the 177 range like I said.