Cirquerider, I agree. but, as you see captain strato says, "forget the B-5" because "it'll wander". That's my worry -- I want to skid easily ( I too can skid across the hill on racing skis) -- but I don't want to pay too much attention to doing it. I'm essentially lazy.
Intermediate level skis, or those that are otherwise used up and are no longer torsionally rigid don't really carve so well to begin with. Now add 250 lbs, and they won't do much of that at all. Although it's a very good idea, and was in the number one slot for a while -- that's where the Volkl EXP or old Rossi B2 (now B1) idea came from.
Base bevel of 2 degrees is interesting. I'd have to go base 2, side 3 to be the same as base 1 side 2. Then carving would start with higher angles, and more speed. An interesting option.... Just don't want to try it on MY skis.
I like the R11 idea, but really don't want to go to 190's.
The mid fat approach of the Stormrider XL or even Magfire 12 would not require detuning or funky base bevels. The width of the ski alone requires more tipping to get the edges to engage. That'll make it more stable when running flat -- It won't be auto-seeking an edge.
That makes a very good point for HighwayStar's case that wider is better. The same ski can then skid as well as carve -- if you know how. Cirquerider has the flip side -- a skinny carver can skid too....if you know how.....
I'm starting to appreciate the HS position, 'cuz I'm lazy, and wider will be less work to skid, and carving is pretty much the same no matter what.
Magfire 12 /Stockli XL at 184 sound like the best options to me -- handle all sorts of crud, skid real easy and carve while holding up 250 lbs.