I'm 5'6" and 130 riding the 169s. These are awesome skis in every condition from hard moguls to groomers and of course excellent in powder. The tips flop around on groomers but I've never lacked for edge hold and there is no chatter or slop in the ski. I would love to hear if anyone has these mounted up w/ dynafits as I'm considering taking the Barons off and going for a lighter rig. I mounted them +2 and they've been great. I also tried the 179s, thought they were better in bumps, bowls, and on groomers but went with the 169 for trees and control, weight, etc.