Originally Posted by semajosa
Yes, BC = British Columbia. If you have a recommendation it'd be cool if you just made it next time. I'm prob 50% groomed, 25 trees, 25 powder.
You don't know it yet, but qcanoe wasn't being snarky, he was merely showing you his special brand of acceptance; why, just reading his post brought me back a decade to the Dodge Tomahawk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Tomahawk ...I imagined your quad Latigos with an elaborate suspension system that kept not one, but TWO inside edges of 'outside ski' on the snow... Plus, the necessary stack height would have made you quicker than a thing that is really quick!
It goes without saying that if your heart is set on the very capable (I am among those who have been on it and think it is a 'better Brahma") Latigo, then the 184 is your money maker. All lengths ski a bit short, I can't see you on a 177 that skis like a 174/5...
As far as the ski that is for you, I cannot begin to guess (sure I can, but I'd be better served with a dart board than a keyboard at this point): If you want to kill it on the groomers, and then be a rock star on a deep day, then 2 pair of skis would serve you better: something Latigo-y (or slightly stronger: say, a Magnum 8.5 Ti 181cm) plus something 115ish underfooty-with-a-spine like a Line Influence 115/Helldorado, or maybe something a hair narrower like the El Capo.
Your size and ability presents a cool challenge to find the right answer, you'll find no shortage of folks here that will take up the cudgels to philosophize with you.