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Yet another ski length thread
Hey guys, so after looking around the internet, asking people, and finding a lot of conflicting information, I decided to ask here.
I've got my eyes on a pair of K2 shreditor 102s, but I can't decide on length. My options are 177 or 184. Now I've read many of the other related threads, but haven't seen anyone close to my height/weight/whatever. Most of my skiing is done in Washington, I'm a little over 5'9", 170lbs, advanced 3+ skier who likes to go fast, jib around, hit twisty tree runs, pop off whatever i can, and occasionally hit the park. So maybe 65/35 AM/park. This ski is going to be for in bounds resort days to screw around on where I dont want my 179 pettitors. Now, I know that I could ski either length and be fine, but this will be my first "all mountain" ski, so id like some help deciding. Every other ski ive owned has been powder or park oriented. Any help is much appreciated
If you like the size of your pettitors, go with the 177. If you feel like they could be a bit longer, go with the 184. Just keep in mind that k2 sizes big
I may go with the 184. Worse come to worse, I can sell em and pick up the 177 if I really need to.
go 184. I'm your same size and rode 179 recoils for a while, and they were perfect for park but i wanted something bigger for all mountain
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If youre a strong skier, youll like the extra support you get from the longer ski. It may feel different than what you are used to at first, but youll learn to like the extra length.
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Alright, thanks guys. 184 it is! Now if only it would actually snow this winter..
I'm 5'8", 164lb and use 177cm volkl walls as my main park skis. I ski fast, hard and hit big jumps. Ski length is dictated a surprising amount based on weight (You may notice that thy guys who are absolutely jacked use taller skis) So with your height, weight, and skier ability it may come down to personal preference. Also, for the shallower stuff and the tighter turns of tree skiing, the 177's may be best. Hope this helps.
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