cydwhitThey are hellbents, you are not going to charge on them. I am 6'1", 180 lbs and my 179's are more than enough floppy goodness. Hellbents are heavy, that extra weigh is not worth it, it's not like a few extra cm's are going to transform these into some kind of versatile charger anyway. Also, they seem to run long anyway, mine are near the length of my 185 atomic blogs. Don't get the bents if you aren't prepared for a major leg workout, fun ski, but a lot of work and really not versatile.
rangerI'm 180 as well. This is all I needed to hear. Thank you sir
Sh4dowThey will be fine. K2 measures skis differently (after shaping) so 179 Hellbents are the equivilent of something like 184 from any other ski manufacturer. I am a little taller than you and I ride 179cm K2 Obsethed. I ski very aggressively, huck cliffs, etc, and they are perfect for me. If you want something that can handle everything, go with the 179s. If you have no interest in skiing trees, technical chutes, etc, then you could go longer.
W.FadeeffRemember man that K2's easure up about five-six cm's. its how k2 has done it ever since they started making rocketed skis in an attempt to make them ski longer. Collin Collins skis a 179 for freestyle moves and the guy is like 6'3". my 189's are actually 2cms longer than my 194 new lifes. I would go for the 179's man they will suit you fine