I ride a pair of 178's and I absolutely love them. They're a perfect ski. Stiffer tail for backseat landings but the tip is super buttery, especially after they're broken in. As for weight, I can't give a super honest answer. The skis themselves are super light, but I have them mounted with a heavier binding so they're a lot on my feet, but the swing weight isn't bad. Super durable, I have no major chips or cracks in the edges or anything. I would recommend this ski to anyone who is into both jumps and rails because it's great for both.