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Did I buy too long? 179 K2 Press Skis

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Hi, I'm 18 years old and am 6'0" tall and weigh about 160lbs. For the past 8 years i've been snowboarding, but before that i skied (only maybe a half dozen times).  From what i remember about my skiing experience, I could hold my own on blues and even ventured onto some blacks. This past spring I decided i was going to switch back to skiing after skiing with several friends. So i found a good deal and bought K2 Press-179's. I'm now wondering if I went too big. I didn't want to buy skis that i would get bored of quickly as my skilled progressed ( I ski(starting this year, snowboarding previous years) on the east coast several times per week and plan to go out west at least once this year). I wanted these skis to be good for all mountain, as well as in the park. I also heard to buy rockered skis 5-10cm longer, and these have some sort of park rocker. I'm now second guessing myself and wondering if I will struggle at first. I've also played ice hockey my whole life, and remember skiing to be much like ice skating, which i'm hoping will help me progress much quicker. So if anyone has any input, i would love to hear it! Thanks. 

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You got the right size. Don't think you'll have any problem getting the ski to turn. It's really meant to be a first price point twin with JIB rocker and will do pretty well as an All-Mtn twin. When you jump up to the "Sight" the performance increase is huge. The Sight has some camber and All-Mtn Twin Rocker, side wall construction and way stronger flex. 

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Just fine. The rocker will shorten the ski on hardpack and you'll enjoy the extra length in deeper snow.
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Because the K2 Press' being a price point ski and not as advanced as other models, will they make it easier for me to get the hang of skiing again on?

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