|Originally posted by johnskiier10:
I just found the same skis in 165s so I think I'm going to get them rather than the 175.
Yikes, have you tried either?
I'm 5'8" 160, and the 175 is perfect for me. It's a soft ski and the twin tip makes it effectively shorter. About the same amount of edge as my 168cm G4s. Combine the short effective length with a turn radius of 18m and it's a very quick turning ski on firm or soft snow. It definitely turns faster at slow speeds (under 15mph) than my G4, due to the softer flex.
I'll be using mine for tree skiing at Jay Peak most of the year, but they also hold up on steep open runs like Tuckerman.
Unless you only ski the absolute tightest of trees, I would go with the 175cm. The 165cm is better suited to someone around 5'2"-5'5" 110-135, IMO.