- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Took these out on the skin track and they perform beautifully on the uphill and are a dream on the downhill. Super light for their size and the tip profile makes trail breaking a breeze. Easy turn initiation and pivots quickly if you need to change direction on a dime. Great for soft snow touring and high vert days in the backcountry. I am 6'0 160lbs and went with the 178 for maneuverability and kick turns. Plenty stable and tons of float when it's deep.