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I have skied the XXL (194) for three years now and really like them, but I was looking for something a little bit shorter for tree skiing. I just didn't want to sacrifice the confidence that the XXLs give me when I'm hauling ass off piste The only skis that I like better than my XXLs are my new Pro Riders! I got them in the 184 length, which is a little short for me (6'2, 225lbs), and I was worried that I was going to sacrifice some stability with the shorter ski. They were everything that I hoped they were going to be. IThe PRs can rip everywhere; they are very good in the powder (not as good as my XXLs though), great at speed, and they hold a nice edge on the groomers. I also have no problem getting after these skis in the bumps. As long as you are a strong skier (I've heard that weaker/lighter skiers have a hard time on these due to the minimal sidecut and rigidity), I highly recommend these boards. For what it's worth, I can't imagine a better ski for style of skiing than the Pro Riders with the Jester bindings.