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Sizing rockered twin tip skis

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I'm trying to decide on what skis to buy for this coming winter, I've narrowed my choice to the Line Blends and the Sir Francis Bacon, but I'm not too sure what size I should be going for.

I'm about 6' and 140lbs, I will be parking about 50% backcountry/trees/sidecountry, 40% park, and 10% other stuff.

My main dilemma is that from what I've researched, a longer ski would be beneficial in the powder/crud, while in the park, something shorter would be better.

I went to a ski shop today to look at these skis, the 183 Sir Francis Bacon comes almost up to the top of my head, while the 178 blends come up to about my eyebrows. With the rockered twin tips, I feel like the SFB would be the perfect size for me. The Blends seem like they would be good enough for park, but I'm wondering if the slight shortness would affect their performance (mainly stability and float)

What's you guys' take on this? Would I be fine with the Blends since I'm fairly lightweight?

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I would go for the SFB if your looking at actual skiing, powder and steeps. But if your thinking about the park, these skis are too good for that and are probs too heavy. I love my SFB but I would never dare take them in a park to get destroyed by rails. 

SFB: No Park, Powder skiiing

Blends: Park and powder mixture

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