I'm about to buy last seasons AR7s. I'm 5'11 and finished growing and not sure whether to go with the 176 or 181 length.
I'm an advanced rider all over the mountain, but only mess around on the small to medium features in the park. I prefer to jib on rails and boxes rather than hit kickers, but I want to progress in the park this season on both rails and kickers.
I'm guessing a bigger ski is harder to spin with? Or does the extra length actually help with swing weight?
Also, what difference would I notice in the weight of the two ski sizes and would it be harder to manouevre the bigger ski in the park because of the extra weight?
Finally, I know different manufacturers sizes vary slightly. Do Armada's sizes come up bigger or smaller than others? I've outgrown my 171 Salomon Suspects. How do Armada sizes fare with Salomon?
I would appreciate any advice