(posted here maybe 30 times 2005 to 2010 but can't get into old acct).
Hi - Welcome back. I'd think a Sultan would work pretty well, but might not grab on firm days. Cannot speak to the Dozer but it seems odd for the southeast. Personally, I'd wait a month or so for prices to begin to drift downward and check out Head REV85's, Blizzard 8.5 Ti's, or Dynastar Outland 87's. You should be able to get one of those for around $500 flat in a while, and they will all thrive in trees for a guy your size while keeping good to excellent grip. A Blizzard Brahma would also be nice, but can't see them getting much cheaper.
If you mean K2 Public Enemies - those were pretty soft anyway, not sure E88 is softer - but possibly a better all around ski for you.
I own 3-year-old Dynastar Legend Sultan 85's (170 length) that I would like to sell. They're in great condition. Let me know if you're interested....
Yeah, I noticed that too, Sofort. Gotta love internal contradictions, especially those based on what we ski versus what we want to ski...
OP: You need to shake your (old decrepit) head to clear it, and figure out some priorities. Everyone here seems to be working on helping you with skis that will fit with skiing groomers in your home state, say 2/3 of the time, which is the data you initially gave out. Would you prefer that we reversed the percentage, made our recs on sking out west and off-piste in TN?