Adirondacks,Vermont,Finger Lakes,Jay Peak,Whiteface Mountain
184 for sure. They ski and feel very short
172 will be too short. If you are an expert you should be on the 184 at least. It can't be emphasized enough how short these ski. I'm 5'7 46 years old and just bought the 190. My 178's are for sale on TGR. Way too short. Remember, the mount is also more centered. To be honest I think you should look at the SICKDAY 95 or 110 given the type of skiing you do. More of a traditional directional ski that you may be used to.
You name it, it does it. Even tours with the Salomon Guardian I have mounted. Came from Prophets that I loved. Plus it's the sexiest ski on the mountain!
Mounted to Line Sir Francis Bacon. I don't know what people are talking about they say there is no flat option for touring. In the lowest position it's pretty darn flat. Can't notice any rise really. I think this is the new leader in the pack when it comes to this type of AT binding. Not having to remove skis to switch to tour mode seals the deal for me. Salomon nailed it, BOMBER! Better stride for touring as well.
Go with the XL. I went with an XL at 5'7" 190lbs and it's baggy but not too much. Very nice jacket and quality as always with Patagucci
WISH THEY CAME IN A SHORT SIZE. TOO BAGGY FOR ICE CLIMBING MOUNTAINEERING BUT AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR SKIING.
I love this pack. It's my first Deuter and the quality is impressive. I returned a Millet Steep 22 because a normal size shovel did not fit. The freeride pro is the perfect size and holds standard size shovel. Helmet carry is also a great added feature. no complaints about this pack at all. A wise choice for those who ski in the back country.
Any idea when the Tyrolia/Head MFD will be available? They make them now.