Thanks for your input. I have always chosen skis longer than my 6', 160 lbs would typically justify, but after skiing the RTM 81's in 176 last weekend, I could not help but think that they felt like there was just a little too much tip in front of me as I skied various front side terrain. Everthing else, I liked. Out of everything else I demoed that day, these skis made me the most confident. Looks like a pair of 171's is in my future. Thanks again.