So I'm about 5'5, 130 lbs, and live on the east coast. I basically ski park all the time, but want to ski some more trees and powder this season. In the park I'd say I split my time 70% rails 30% jumps. I'm looking for a wider, more playful ski, preferably with rocker. I want a ski that will perform well in the park and on other parts of the mountain as well. The easier to butter the better. I rode 169 k2 domains last season and really liked them but I thought they were a little heavy and they're pretty beat now. Price is an issue, but I'm willing to drop some more money if the skis seem to be the ones. I've been looking at the Rossi Scimitars and like what I see (especially for the price) but would the 171's be to big? If anyone has had experience with them tell me how you like them. Some other skis I've also had in mind are K2 Recoils (not sure whether to go 164 or 169), Coreupt Bangers (again 164 seems small but 174 seems to big), Line Blends, Armada ARVs, Armada Halos, On3p Filthy Riches, and maybe even Domains again. I was also wondering if the Halos and Filthy Riches would be to big at 171. I'll look into any skis not listed that seem to fit what I want. All input and wisdom is appreciated so K+ for help. Thanks!
The 171 one will maybe feel a little big at first but if your still growing so it will last you awhile longer instead of going smaller.
Keep in mind that it's a full-u rocker so you'll be able to ride it fine. It work great for all mountain and still slay the park.
Could you find another better performing ski. Yes. But not one thats this good at this price.
Don't go any smaller than 171 or you'll regret it later. I'm 5' 7" and 150lb and ride 178 Moment rockers for park and 184 Surface New lifes for pow. It took a little bit to get use to the length but I wouldn't want anything smaller now. With the rocker they ski shorter on hardpack so with a longer than normal ski it keeps it a lot more stable.