I am 5' 9" and 210 and I play football so Im athletic and I ski strong and aggressive. I have snowboarded for a while and i love powder and then rip down a groomer. I like the same things when I ski. I have had tecnica dragon boots from a couple years ago and I have been just renting skis wherever I go. I spend a lot of time in mammoth, big bear in california, sun valley in idaho and now thta i go to school in upstate NY I go over to stratton, vt a lot to visit friends. when i go there i ski on an extra pair of atomic slalom skis, 171 with the DIN on the binding at 9. I do not mess with anything else on the skis nor do i know anything else. I hate this kind of ski, i think it is too long and I need an all mountain ski. It is rough to ski on moguls and crud and especially powder in these, but I also have to beg the people i ski with to do that. I have been reading up now that I am ready to buy some skis and I have skied on volkl ac 40s and loved it except now that i have read that the rtm 84s are a little softer and more forgiving for bumps and powder and with all the awards, obviously i want them. I have seen that the blizzard magnum 7.6 and 8.1 are great options too. I want to try and demo these 3 throughout the season, but are there other options that i should try to look at as well?