Originally Posted by mogsie
173 cm would be ok for a 5'7" guy but do you find them ok on hardpack and icy conditions when you take up speed? What I mean is do you feel like you have enough ski for your 190 pounds?
I'm asking because I always felt that I should have gone to the next lenght when I skied my 178 cm Steadfast ( at 210 pounds at the time
). They are really light and non metal so you will be toss around more than on a Brahma... I skied the Brahma at 180 cm and 187 and while the 187 was giving me a more stable base, the 180 were more than enough... And for skinning also, I would go longer at your weight...
Loved them at 173. Tried 180 and I could ski it, but loved the nimbleness and how much I could flex the ski into pivoting and short turns. LOVED them in moguls, tried the bushwacker, but skiing the 173 at my weight I thought made the ski in between a BW 180 and a Brahma 180 in regards to stiffness. For me and my skill level it was perfect. But thinking the 170 steadfast might be too short. Gonna try for the 178 when STP drops the price. Thanks for all the insight and advice...love this site.