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LINE_EnginerdI am 6'1" and ride Chronic 185s for my all-mountain/big park ski and toms as my general use park skis.
Would you be skiing the 178 or 185 Chronics?
The 178 Chronics are much quicker and more nimble (between features/on the snow) compared to the Toms and 185 Chronics. They are really good at carving around the park from one feature to another and at carving tight turns off small to medium jumps. The Twalls are quicker on rails and better at pivoting/washing stuff around than the 178 Chronic. For a park only ski, I would go Toms over a 178 Chronic.
If you were to ski this outside of the park or hit larger features, the 185 Chronic is where it is at! The 185 Chonics have great flex and super solid feel for larger jumps. They also mob off-piste and on groomers but it doesn't seem like that matters to you.
I would be a bit concerned that the 178 Chronic would be a bit twitchy for someone your height and weight.
Summary: Go 178 TWalls for all-around park use or 185 Chronics for larger park features and better overall capability/stability.
**This post was edited on Sep 5th 2019 at 8:11:34pm
**This post was edited on Sep 5th 2019 at 8:12:25pm
freeskibum82stick with the TWP. it's a stiffer ski. Will handle park jumps better and not feel like it washes out. The reason the other commenter mentioned the chronic being more nimble is due to the softer shovel on the ski.
LINE_EnginerdI disagree with this completely. The 178 Twall is stiffer than the 178 Chronic but the 185 Chronic feels very similar to the Twall in flex. I think that the 185 Chronic skis stiffer than the TWalls.
The average turning radius of the 185 Chronic is 17.4 meters and the Twall is 19 meters. The shorter radius sidecut is the main driver behind the added maneuverability of the Chronic. The longer radius and taper distance on the Twall is what makes it more stable in a shorter length while being able to pivot easily.