I want a fatty, and I don't mean a girl or a joint right this second.
I already got a strong recommendation for Line 130s, but wanted to see what else I should be looking at in this category. Some great sales right now so I will be buying next couple of days or so
Existing Ski Quiver: I have Line Prophet 90s that I LOVE, they take care of all of my groomer and on-piste needs as well off piste with <6" fresh POW. I live EC so they are good all around out here.
After a great week in Whistler earlier this year (100" base when I flew in, 90" of snow while I was there), I want some dedicated POW skis for deep days. Anything else, the 90s come out ( I actually bought a Ski Lock for those special racks and am willing to leave a locked up set of skis at base for fast switching).
6'0", 240 lbs, aggressive skier.
Main use for THESE particular skis - 6"+ POW days, trees on POW days, air time, glaciers, general off piste - CAT, Heli skiing, but little backcountry hiking so I'm not interested in touring equipment. Basically, resort powder; if I'm going BC, I'll pay for the CAT or the Chopper.
I tried some Katanas while at Whistler, I like the fatty concept with rockers; did not like other aspects of those particular skis (hence why I started looking at Line's lineup). One beef I had, they were not as nimble in the trees as I like.
Balancing a great air landing platform with nimble, quick turning characteristics is where I am struggling. Oh, and POW skis, so I don't want to deal with diving issues. Carving characteristics are less important on these skis for reasons already mentioned.
My biggest issue with the 130s is since they are rockered, I feel they would ski a little short for my tastes/height/weight at 186 (shame they don't make 191s). Also, I'm, not sold Line is the best in this category - I love my 90s, but those are very different skis than a fatty.
Please post your opinions alongside any good and bad thoughts about your rec. Thanks!
PS: Also, suggestions on bindings since my fav Marker Jester Schiizo's don't go up to 130.