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What length Mantra?

post #1 of 3
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I want to buy a pair of Volkl Mantras with either Fritschi Freeride+ or NX21 bindings.

I am 5' 6" tall and 165 lbs. I am torn between the 170 and 177s. Mostly be used for the backcountry although I can see using it on the front side for cruddy runs and bumps. I skied the 170 as a demo and loved it, but this was not in deep snow (tried it on groomers, trees, and soft bumps). The 170 is about my height or a cm or so taller.

Recommendations? Thks
post #2 of 3
I have tried the mantras in a 170 and liked them a lot. I am the same height as you, but only 130 lbs. I found them to be maneuverable and stable, and I think with your weight, you could get the 177. You will find it much better in the backcountry and more stable in the crud.
post #3 of 3
Given that you're targeting backcountry I would opt for the 177. But obviously demo if its feasible to do so.
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