do you find that the 177 might be a bit short?
i'm 5'11" and down to 180 (yahoo!) hoping to get down to 175 soonish.
at any rate this season i've found that the 177 feels really short and a bit skittish on hardpacked groomers. turns on a dime in say the Solitude rock garden at Squaw and on soft moguls, but when you got to straightline it, well it doesn't feel as stable as say my 180 No Ka Oi or the 181 T9's I just rode over the weekend.
i know the Karma rides short (the 185 is exactly the same length as the 181 Titan 9 if you put them together at a shop, for example and my 176 Armada AR5 was at least a good 2cm longer than the 177 if you put them together).
i also haven't really liked the Karma on hardpack or borderline ice. again, a little skittish.
i'm actually thinking of unloading mine, although i still yearn to try the 185 just for ducks.