I'm thinking about buying the new prophet 100s I'm 5'8" 150 lbs I'm pretty agressive I can handle myself in the double blacks and I love free ride skiing occasionally I'll hit the smaller jumps in the park but I am no park rat I ski everywhere on the mountain but I'm 40 and I'm not about to start dropping 20 ft cliffs I can't decide between the Prophet 100s in a 172 cm size or the 179 cm size
Prophet 100s, 172cm or 179 cm?
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I think the 179's would be good for you. I'm 5'9" and 170 lbs, and I thought the 179's were pretty easy to maneuver given that they're fairly light and the tightest bit of the multi-radius sidecut is up near the tips.
I don't think the 172's would offer as much stability and float as you'd like when hitting cut up stuff and powder. I'm assuming that's where you'd want the ski to really perform given that you're looking at a 100-mm ski.
Just for reference, the pic in my avatar is me on a 2-yr-old pair of 179's transitioning from wind-blown snow to untouched heavy powder (Euro style). Or, go to this thread to see a bigger version: http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/95320/photos-from-arosa.