I picked up some new Head Titans this years 2016 model in 177cm. I like the ski but feel I may be a touch heavy for it with my size. I should get my weight with boots and gear on just to see where I come in on the scales probably easily over 240ish I guessing.
Age 40 and started skiing around 13. Style advanced more on power aggressive attack style high edge angles. Skiing fairly torn up and injured all over but can still crank some decent turns at times when joints allow.
Conditions: mixed soft machine made snow to scraped off ice patches to dropping temps hard pack later in night.
Head Titan does everything well short, medium to large turns easily. Makes a good east coast ski with some versatility. Titan feels tad soft for my taste for a carver. Hand flexes medium and on lighter side with some play while skiing. Titan grip seemed good but not as strong as Nordica 80 Pros that I own. Titan was quick to engage with large tip that floated up enough to keep up on top of soft piles during day. Felt pretty forgiving and easy to ski more finesse than power side. I am guessing with someone lighter it would feel more power. I did back to back comparisons with my Nordica fire Arrow 80 pro's and felt the Nordica handle my size a little better. On the Nordica Fire Arrow I sometimes feel like I over power them in steeps. I think if the Head Titan came in 180 plus length it could handle my size a little better. Titan does appear to have decent all mountain capabilities for carver ski. Titan felt pretty forgiving and probably an intermediate could ski this ski. I am not convinced about the chip thing and I am guessing it is more gimmick. I may give the Titan a few more tries and possibly put it up for sell or trade it down the road for something with a little more oomph, longer or muscle. Looks like Nordica came out with new Fire Arrow 80 ti with 2 sheets of metal and Blizzard has G power FS. My injuries did not get along with Nordica 84edt square tip.
I did jump on the 184cm Salomon X -Drive 8.8 and 188cm Atomic 100 cti for short period of time that day and they both handle my size pretty good but need a little more time on both of them to comment. Hopefully east coast gets some decent cold temps to make snow for more places to open up more terrain.