I'm 6' 0", 250lbs and looking for some skis that will allow me to ski backwards/forwards and all over the mountain here in the East.
I actually only began skiing very recently (February 28th 2012 to be exact) but am addicted to skiing now and have probably hit the slopes close to 20 times since then on various mountains and terrain. I have pushed my self to my limit each day and am able to hit most park jumps I've come across. I am able to do double black diamond groomers as long as they don't have moguls, am able to ski black diamond groomers with moguls (although with some difficulty), and I dominate blue moguls and glades.
I am improving rapidly and want a pair of skis that will do it all. That will help me perform on all the big park jumps (i don't care for rails and etc just yet), ski great backwards and forwards, do well on advanced moguls and glades and etc. It should be able to support my heavy landings when doing the park. It should be good enough on hard pack for the days I ski in icy Pennsylvania/New York. Since I live in the east powder definitely isn't very common, but I travel often and being able to float okay on powder when I travel to Vermont or Lake Tahoe is a necessity.
I'd break down my weekly ski activity as this: 33% park, 33% groomers, 33% glades and off trail.
I've been told by one expert that no matter what ski I choose that it should be 180ish" length and super stiff since my weight will easily allow me to bend the ski to turn it.
Does such a ski exist for a heavy/relatively tall guy like myself?
Please help! Cold hard facts and opinions are welcome!