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Looking into buying Line SFB's

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I'm new to epic ski my first post but been skiing for 20+ yrs. I'm 30 and 5'5" 150lbs. Was wondering if I could get away with getting the Line SFB's shorty in the 165mm since they say they except adult bindings or do I have to get the 172mm adult size? Both are constructed the same way according to Line there is no difference in the skis just sizes that are offered. I currently use the Line Prophet Flite 161mm.
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Welcome. Assume you are a guy from the hook. You might, but in that camber design, 165 is really not much running surface, more aimed at lighter bodied juniors, smaller women. Even at 5'5", you have a lot of muscle in your legs that will tend to overpressure the tips. And at your weight, you'll tend to flex them more than you want at any speed or in bumps. So you could end up saving some $ right now, but finding out that your SFB's are useless above 30 mph or outside the park/halfpipe. So you replace them sooner than you would have, and then not such a deal.

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I'm from the east coast ski mostly out here on the woods but have been going out west to UT, CO and CA the last few years for a week or two and want something wider then I have now and start venturing into the BC. Was wondering if the 165 will be better to start in BC n 172 to be big for me all around for both east coast and west coast conditions?
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I am also an east coast skier and picked up a pair of Bacons for this season. I'm 5'11, 150lbs skiing the 184s and I don't think they are too long. At first it was a bit odd having so much tail behind me but I got used to it pretty quick. Since they are early rise tip and tail they ski short and IMO I think it would be a mistake to get the 165cm.

 

EDIT: As mentioned they are also very soft, so the speed limit argument is valid here, just another reason to go longer.

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