I don't suggest the soul riders... I bought a pair early september and started skiing december, blew my tail early january. Had a new pair then they blew again 2 weeks after. i don't know if i was just unlucky or they're just not solid but for a 600$ investment, it pisses off.they're really fun though. i'm 6' and i had the 185. i find the flex way more consistant and they go well everwhere. however if i was you i'd wait for next year's model... i heard they made some modifications on the construction. but if you have to buy them i suggest the 185.
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