Hi. I'm about to buy a pair of k2 Public Enemy's but i was wondering which lenght i should choose. I'm 1m79. If i choose the 169 it wil be better on the pistes because of the shorter radius but the 179 will ofcourse be better in powder. Any suggestions? Right now i have a salomon 1080 171
we measured them at work. tip to tip in a straight line they are 169. if you hold the tape measure flast against the base and curve it up with the tip and the tail they are about 173.5cm. line measures with the holding the tape to the base method, so does salomon. that was our conclusion.
its weird how they do that, i never knew they did. but how much do you weigh? if you're heavier i'd say go with the 179s. well actually either way id say go with the 179s, but especially if you're a heavier guy
i think line also measures skis before materials are all put together, i heard that somewhere. so they are 2cm shorter which is true cuz i compared 177 line with 175 armada and they were same lenght. but tails on lines are more tipped than armada which i guess you need to take that into account.
ALways go long, always. Better for landing, better pop, more stable. And once you get used to em, you got more ability to really crank the ski in turns. Where as you'll just overpower a short ski.
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