I'm a 215 pound, 6'2" Mad River Glen skier. If anybody doesn't know MRG is an ungroomed, heavily gladed, steep mountain covered with almost entirely natural snow. I got these skis in a 173cm and I have to say they are amazingly versatile. If I lived out West, they would be my only ski at this length. They carve great on groomed (even at high speed) and blast through skier tracked snow. The radius of the turn is longer, but they are so stable you don't feel like you are moving very fast. Moguls are not an issue because of the length, light weight, and tapered tail. This is an awesome ski, and don't be afraid to go shorter, unless you are an aspiring ski movie star living in Valdez.