Done a fair amount of research on this forum and I tried my best to make an educated purchase without having to do you guys the injustice of posting up some noob question, so I do apologize in advance.
Have an awesome homie shop hookup on the 2013 Chronics so those will ideally be the ski for me. Available sizes are 171cm and 178cm. I'm 5'8 and 160lb, not sure whether to get the ski that's a couple inches taller than me or not. I've read a lot of people saying to size up on this years because of the early rise, but just how dramatic is the early rise? I've read conflicting details (some say it's marginal and you don't have to treat it like a rockered ski, so no need to size up). I've seen a few posts who deem 178cm too big (on other ski models of course) for someone who's 5'8.
Any info is greatly appreciated, and again I apologize for asking such a lame question.