im the same height as you, and i had a bad experience with this. you are basically in between...5'11 is in between. last season i made the wrong decision of getting the 169's, and now i am regretting it. I recently had to sell them on ebay, on a reasonable price in order to get the 179's. You dont have to make this a learnign expreience, listen to me...go with 179's
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same situation with the fujatives but im 150 and 6ft. maybe ill grow 2-3 more inches but i bet ill see some sweet shit by that time and get new ones by then perhaps, and my mt is a michigan one. a lower michigan one. and with the occasional trip out west, 169's seem fine, but i still worry about if i should have bought the 179's. but like there is nothing but park here, and like 20 ft table tops god willing. i can take them back still i think but they really seem to be able to get the job done at like +3
I was on 160s last year, i just bought a pair of 179 PEs and i cant wait to try em out. i am 5'10 and weigh 150. i got the 179s over the 169s because i tried my friends 180 4frnts and loved the length. go for the longer ones.
If you ride with any decent pace then a 169 is going to be bastard short! I'm on a 182 scratch BC and wish I'd picked up the 188, short skis fuckin suck
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Everyone is always pushing for the longer ski. I think for your size the 169 will be best. A longer ski is less manuverable and as for speed, the size difference will be negligible. If you are looking for speed buy racing skis not twintips.
dude your 5'11 if your a decent skier a 179 could be short. go with the 179. iam 5'5 and i skied a 178 jermey nobis inspired and 180 ak launchers. iam skiing 174 for park and a 184 for pow. dont be a pussy and man up and ski a real ski.