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KIM-JONG-POONFor clarification the filthys felt fine at 5'8" not 5'3-5
Sh4dowThey'll be a bit too long for you, but not extremely slow. As long as you're a competent skier you'll be able to handle them, though they may not be ideal. If the 176s felt good, 178s should be fine, that's just a little over 1% difference. I assume most people here will tell you that 178s are perfect for you because people here tend to advise skis that are longer than ideal and everyone else jumps on with that, if you look up charts elsewhere you'll get lower recommendations. Ideal for you is probably in the low-mid 170s, but it's close enough that 178 should work. It depends on how good of a skier you are, how aggressive of a skier you are, weight, etc.