I've never used fat skis before but am otherwise an expert level skier. Wondering what size to get and particularly would like to know whether there are any other 130 lb (circa 5'7) skiers out there who've used the Soul 7s in 164 or 172 who can advise on the length issue. I am planning on buying these skis to use on powder days in Tahoe and on occasional trips to CO. I spend zero time in the park.
My main concern is maneuverability and getting sufficient float (otherwise I figure why am I bothering to get skis to use specifically for powder days). I've rarely experienced chatter from speed or crud on my regular skis (78 waist, 166 length, camber-style, which I realize is a totally different beast), so I am less concerned about that particular issue.
So can any 130+ lb skiers out there tell me if they've had any float issues with the 164 size? If not, I would think the 164s would be the way to go.