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I am 6'5 195lbs and I ski in Colorado...

I am 6'5 195lbs and I ski in Colorado mainly. Would you recommend a 186 or 196. What are the advantages to either. 196 seems really long, but they are still super light and with 3 different side cuts it sounds like you can still make tight turns?

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Hi Drew, At your height/weight I would lean toward the 196. There is @ 50cm of tip rocker, so it will feel like a shorter ski. The decision also hinges on how you ski. Are you charging hard? Prefer higher speeds? Go with the 196. Not so aggro, go 186. Hope this helps.

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186...that said having owned th 196 and generally skiing a 190+ fat ski.