I'm fairly new to cross country skiing and will be buying my first pair of BC X skis tomorrow (Alpina Trackers). My weight of 120 pounds is right at the cusp of two sizes - 165 and 175 mm. I've rented the 175's already and had a blast, but I wonder if maybe the 165's would be easier to manage. I'm only 5'2" tall and thought maybe a shorter ski would be easier for me to lift the back end of during my glide.
I'm using these primarily to ski on my somewhat flat property in Colorado (in various conditions), but as I get better would like to go other places (but nothing too crazy, I'm not a thrill seeker - hah!)
Any advice is welcome. Thanks!