Sick Birds are a sick ski!
I like these skis, because they are like a heavier, damper version of the T-Stix 96, and a stiffer, less playfull Hippy Stinx. The Sick Birds are crud busting, park playing, switch landing machines. Not exactly a super wide plank, but adequate for all types of skiing abilities, styles, terrain, and conditions. A good one ski quiver! At 6' and 160 lbs, I like the 185 more, but the 178 is okay. If you tend to ski more powder than groomers, I'd suggest going long. These things are super turny, so a longer ski isn't going to be necessarily harder to maneuver. They are predictable, forgiving, and confidence inspiring skis and will take your skiing to a higher level. I liked these more than Gotamas, Prophets, or other similar skis.