Hunting for my first pair of skis in years- live in Midwest, take the family to Colorado/Utah two or three times per year. I'm 6'1", 210 lbs. Have been skiing mostly blue groomers with my wife (her happy place), but my kids are coming along FAST and will be pulling me back onto some of the easier blacks in the next 2-4 years. Looking for suggestions regarding all-mountain skis- had demo'd the K2 Amp Rictor and Volkl RTM 80s, around 176 cm, in the past two years- did just fine on the groomers and a few inches of fresh stuff but don't have a good sense for their capabilities on different terrain. I'm Ok with buying either of the two skis above but would welcome other thoughts. Seems like all-mountain skis keep getting wider, didn't know if I'm shortchanging myself at 80 mm width.
All Mountain Zen
I think I demoed the 171 so 181 should be fine for you. If you haven't skied a full rocker ski before, you should really demo this first. It is a different feeling and when I first demoed two full rocker skis 2 seasons ago I hated them both. That was why I was prepared to dislike the RTM.