Should I get it or just get the prd12 for 139 from evo..
I had a pair for a while. Good hard snow ski with some versatility in softer conditions. I thought the 176 was too long for its intended purpose. THe 170 skis much better which is why there are deals on the longer model.
Agreed, the 176 is a bit long. They ski more like SL skis (short radius carver, to be precise), so a 176 is overkill really. 165 or 170 is fine for slicing the hardpack around here. I purposely went shorter and use them exclusively here in Ontario when I take the family (unless those rare days where it's puking snow). I do bring them to Vermont as well, just in case, but I prefer something considerably wider out there.
I have 67, 75, 92, and 98 wide skis. I'm planning on selling the middle two pairs in the group, I really don't need them to be honest. I'm focusing on the ends of the spectrum since that covers most of the skiing I do most of the time. If it's hard, I'll take the 67. If it's not, then the 98. Trips out west I take the 98. Works good for me, though technically I should have something in the mid-80s to fill the gap, but I'm fine for now.
I have the PR11, works beautifully. Not too heavy, lends a bit of stifness/heft under the foot but still enough flex in the ski overall. I'm 6'2", 190, more of a charger, and I have no problems flexing them.