How much does my weight vs. my ability affect my ski purchase decision?
As an advanced intermediate who is not charging hard but rather cruising blues and black and dancing off piste vs charging, I am looking to upgrade from my Dynastar Sultan 94s. I am 43 years old, 6'2 and 250 lbs. My time is spent primarily at Mt Baker and Mission Ridge in Wa state and split between on/off piste (50/50)
I asked in an earlier thread about the Bonafide and had mixed opinions on whether it might be too much ski for me. I am thinking of looking at skis slightly more playful such as the Solomon Q98, Line Supernatural 100(now 50% online) or maybe the SIn 7.
So, does my weight make a not so playful ski like the Bonafide "more playful" and more easily handled? Does my weight simply overload an already more playful ski?
When reading that skis like the Line SUpernatural or Q98 can be better for someone of my ability than a stiffer ski, I assume they are not considering my 250lbs?
Any insight to help make my decision. I realize the answer is to demo, however I only get 8-10 days per season and would rather just buy some new sticks and go have fun.
Appreciate any advise form the experts.