Originally Posted by pechelman
Im 5'10 165# and skied on the 179s for a day.
Lots of fun everywhere until I started to do some bumps.
Apparently K2s measure short so that 179 was really like a 182 or so I hear. Not that 3cm makes a huge difference, but when I wanted to ski the 174...well you get the idea. I really think 174s would have been perfect for me.
For you, Id say the 169 for all mountain usage with bumps and trees and tight spots or the 174 for faster bigger turns. But honestly, if you want more of a big mountain ski for tahoe, you probably should be looking at something other than a K2 PE.
Actually, the quoted lengths are straight-line from tip to tail, and are right on the money. Due to the twin tips, they ski a lot shorter than the advertised length. A 179cm PE is equivalent to about a 170cm traditional ski, in terms of active edge length. You lose a lot of ground contact with the twin tips. Great skis though, I highly recommend them!