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I'm currently 14 years old, 5'7" and I ski 167's which i think are a little long for park. I'm looking at getting 176 Armada ar7's for park and I won't get much past 6 feet, but I'm still growing. Will 176cm skis be too small for park if I end up at 6 feet in a few years?
this. you will think your old ones are fine until you get on longer ones. longer will provide a ton more stability and are a lot more comfortable to ride on. shorter will be easier to spin a ton on, but you sacrifice stability on the landings. personally i find that the perfect length is as tall as you are or a little taller
Thalls are great. Although, even though I haven't ridden them, I've heard that AR7s ride the exact same, just stiffer so they hold an edge pretty well. I'd go for the thalls though if you are having any hesitation, they're a great ski!
And I ski in the mid-west, so the flex is perfect
Yeah, I went out to Montana this year and they performed fine (while I was there I skied probably 10% park, while I'm in the midwest, it's 100% park.) They were a ton of fun everywhere on the mountain.
That's exactly how I ski! Runs here suck so I jut hang ut in the park but when I go out east or west, I do mostly groomers and a little park. Where do you ski? I usually go to Wilmot if you know where that is.
It depends on your ability and your preference really. Im the same hight too and I had 166 ar7's last year and 170 rossis this year. I'm going longer next year forsure even though i'm done growing, just because the 170's still feel short.
As for the ar7 vs thall, if your mostly jibbing around go thall, if you hit larger jumps ar7 obviously. My ar7's were stiff in the tails but I could butter the noses pretty easily, so the ar7 is still a fairly good jib ski. Id definatly recommend the ski, light, poppy, excellent durability and a really low swing weight.
Sorry for possible spelling errors, on mobile haha.