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jcais it going to be a ski for straight backcountry or a mix of inbounds/side/backcountry?
snowpocalypseI personally size down for a pure AT ski. Tight trees, rocks and skinning all are way nicer with a shorter ski. I'm typically milking the turns a little more so I'm not as concerned with stability at speed like I would with a lift ski. I ski a 189 for a resort ski and 175 for a BC ski. My touring partner at 6'5" still skis a 175. Food for thought.
mbrookerIts gonna be primarily backcountry, but definitely gonna do some sidecountry/slackcountry as well. I actually got a pair of liberty joe shuster pros for a good deal