Originally Posted by Murree21
To start I am 23 yrs old, 6'1" 200 lbs and I ski in the northeast 99% of the time...
I am a 7-8 level skiier and like to ski hard and fast...
The problem is that since I ski hard and fast, by the afternoon I'm usually just getting lazy on my ski's...
Given the criteria you outlined I'd choose the RX-8 in 165cm or 170cm if you go with a Fischer ski . I don't personally see the need to go any longer given your height/weight/ and 7/8 ability.
The Fischer RX-8 has excellent edgehold making it a great fit for east coast conditions. It's an SL carver that has pretty much set the standard in its category. It makes great mid-size turns, as well. Plus, it will not beat you up after a full day of skiing.
The RX-9 is more GS like with a 17m radius at 170cm. It is also a great ski with the same snappy feel as the RX-8 and great edgehold. If you want to go that route I'd choose 170cm or 175cm. Resist the temptation to go longer unless you think you need added stability. The RX-9 like the RX-8, pretty much set the standard for its category, as well.
The Fischer RC4 WC RC and Fischer RC4 WC SC are great skis but are more demanding and not really skis to get relaxed on as the day wears on, IMHO. I've never tried the RX-6 but reviews on it have been posted here. It's sort of midway between the RX8 and RX-9 in radius and said to be somewhat more forgiving than its RX-8 and RX-9 siblings.
Sorry, I don't know anything about the Saloman Tornado.