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New to twin tips, Considering K2 Extreme for East Coast All mountain, Help with size?

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Hey all,

Long time lurker, novice poster here.

After reading many threads I think I have selected a ski that will suit my style of skiing. I am considering the K2 Extreme with schizo bindings.
I am a little undecided between the 164 or 169's and would like an experienced east-coast opinion since there is a lot of conflicting info on the reviews/threads with regard to sizes. If anyone would like to comment, my specs are:

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: >165 without gear, >175 with.
Level: Inter-Advanced some say aggressive carver (new to freestyle, new to twin tips) First Pair of twin tips and going to try a little park and jumping this year. Current skis are 156cms Volkl AC1’s and I do like the control I have with these shorter skis in the technical stuff but love cruising at faster speeds on groomed slopes.
Terrain: East Coast skier, groomed, ice, slush, very little powder but enjoy it when its here, 25% Park (is the plan) - 75% all mountain.

History: Starting skiing at a young age, skied the east coast until I was 17 (annual seasons passes, 3 times a week min) then stopped for the last 10 years. Started again last year and I am progressing very quickly and have by far outgrown by Volkl's.
  
Sorry for the long post and thank you very much for any input.

post #2 of 6

Sorry for the short answer...169. 

post #3 of 6

169(mounted +1) maybe 174(mounted +2) .

 

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Thanks for your input guys, other than the stability at higher speeds does the longer size offer any more advantages? in jumping, turns, bumps, etc?

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Originally Posted by shreddie View Post

Thanks for your input guys, other than the stability at higher speeds does the longer size offer any more advantages? in jumping, turns, bumps, etc?


 

float and they are more nimble since they arent getting stuck. 

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float and they are more nimble since they arent getting stuck. 

And the ski shorter than they are marked becasue most of the big tails are off the ground
 

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