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Cyanicenine5'2 isn't too bad for finding skis once you get a little stronger. I'm also 5'2 and I used to believe the charts and think my skis needed to be under 160 length. Now I'll only ride a 160 if it's full camber and would never ride anything that short with tip rocker. I sold my 160 k2 recoils last year because they just felt too short when hauling ass, replaced them with the 168 faction prodigy which feels perfect in length due to the tip rocker. 175ish feels perfect to me for full rocker, and that is definitely still a size you can find in men's pow skis (like the Volkl three!).
Definitely ride what length you feel comfortable with, but know that there are options once you get more comfortable with two planks instead of one.
mountainheartI love Surface skis! I I would say not to be shy about longer skis. I skied shorter skis for a while and they are playful and fun but they don't challenge you. I picked up 175 Armada VJJs last season (I'm 5'5 and never skied longer than 167) and they took some work getting used to but now I'm a much stronger skier and can really charge faster and harder than I could on my shorter skis for sure. I tend to prefer men's skis just because I am a strong skier also mens skis have WAY better top sheets than women's and it drives me crazy. My advice is to demo a bunch! Then you can decide what works for you.