Made the jump from 176 ski to the line chronic in a 185. Super stable and to be honest I dont really notice the longer length especially since they are so close to center (-1.5 from core center). Im 5'9 btw and 170 lbs. The chronics to have some eary rise though so they also ski a bit short. A full camber ski is gonna ride longer. I would say go for it, expecially if you throw attacks or something light on em. My Chronics + sth 16 are a bit on the heavy side. They would be perfect if they were just a bit lighter.