so it seems we have varying opinions on both length - that could probably be attributed to the type of terrain? ie tree's vs wide open bowls up top?
I have the 179 pontoons right next to a pair of Super 7 180 cm and the 179 pon2oon is about 1/4" to 1/2" longer - so its running a hair long but not that much it would seem. The 2013 pon2oons flex out about the same as rossignol squad 7 - it seems like they actually have a back bone - not stiff like an experience 98 or anything but they feel solid at least.
Caucasian Asian - you make a really good point that ski i should go with is the one that i most comfortable with in variable snow - in addition to cat skiing i want to be able to use this on 5" + days inbounds. i like to be to ride a solid 3 days in a row - I get ready for it running & squats like no other - but on the longer boards my legs always turn to jello by the end of day 2
Jonlevy77 - based out of the midwest-MN - I feel very fortunate to be able to make 3-5 trips (mainly Utah/Big Sky) out west each year - Limited demo access to western skis around these parts :) first trip this year is Denver - Copper in January, would any of shops on i70 strip have the pon2oons avail for demo's?
ill go check out the 189 pon2oon's tomorrow - but i remember them looking quite a bit longer than 190 sqaud 7