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Line Sir Francis Bacons 184 or 190?
This is my first time posting. I am about to buy some 2015 Sir Francis Bacons but i just cant decide on the 184s or the 190s, I was hoping for some feedback. I am 6'3 and around 170 pounds. I ski mostly in northern California on smaller mountains but I consider myself a technically adequate skier and love to get off piste as much as possible while also cruising through the park and riding groomers. I am worried that the 190's will be too long for the small resorts I typically ski at but i am also worried that the 184's will be too short for my height and weight. Any help would be appreciated!
I bought the 2015 178's and i love them im 15 6'0 and 165 pounds and they are perfect for me. If i were you id be going for the 184's just because they fit perfectly for what your doing and where your shredding!
I can't speak for this year's Bacon, which has been re-designed, but speaking to last year's model I can say the 184s are absolutely the way to go. I'm roughly the same height/weight as you and whereas the 184s held all of the quickness/playfulness that you read about, the 190 felt sluggish, heavy, flappy and generally below par as either a jib-minded or all-mountain ski.
My two cents.
It's a big ski so go big get the 190's because everyone likes a big ol swinging dick ski... so im tole
The 190s are only really gonna be like 188, I would go with those. 184s will be really short at your height.
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I recently got a pair of last years in 184 and was a bit disappointed with the length. They are actually a hair shorter than my 181 ON3P FR's. They measure closer to 180. Im guessing Line calls them 184 cause that's how long they would measure if it weren't for the rocker, camber, tips, and tails.
So whatever length you decide to go for, keep in mind they will measure 2 to 4 cm smaller than stated
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