KyleReardon wrote an answer about Lib Technologies NAS Freeride Alpine Ski on March 18, 2009
im pretty short too and i made the mistake of buying the 173 jib NAS because i thought the freeride 178 would be too big. dont get me wrong the Jib NAS are great skis but they dont float well enough in the pow as i wanted. the freeride NAS they are not the same as an older 178 ski. the contact area is only 135cm (actually less then my jib NAS) I had to return my Jib NAS to get these... a huge hassle. I being that backcounty has the most amazing return policy in the world, i would buy them if you have the money and return them if you end up hating them (which i highly doubt).