wondering if you can help me choosing the size for a pair of line prophet 100's that im eyeing off.
~5'9" 170lbs age 23.
Have done a season as a lifty in canada in 04, plus 12-14 days each year since then. Now mostly ride backside, off piste & trees, with a little bit of groomers. Avoid bumps like the plague :P.
Been riding a pair of rossi scratch FS's 168cm, and after riding some longer sticks in japan, i now think ive out grown them quite majorly.
I settled on the LP's because everyone raves about them, plus they are apparently very light for a 100mm wide, which suits me because im not a big guy.
Ive been looking at the 179's, but im a little intimidated by the large increase in length + extra width + the prophets rep as an aggressive ski.
But the 172 is only a little up on the 168's ive got.
If there was a 175~6 id get it for sure!
So what do you guys think? I dont want to cruise to my doom on mega planks that I cant throw round in the trees or the chutes, but also I dont want to drop heaps of cash on new planks that arent going to progress me that much.
And no, i cant demo *anything* unfortunatly. Demo in Aus consistists of beaten up carving skis, and thats it.