I'm considering buying a pair of Volkl Vertigo G2's in 184 length.
I'm of large build (6'4, 280), and I'm a strong intermediate skier in the mid-atlantic region. This season with some lessons I'm hoping to move to some black-diamond terrain.
Do you guys have any opinions on the Volkl G2? I'm looking for an all-mountain ski that is not too narrow-wasited. I'm coming from a pair of older dynastar Max 3's (195's) that are verry narrow waisted. These dynastars seem thin, somewhat flimsy, and unstable on steeper terrain to me. Would the G2's be a good choice to move to for a slightly stiffer, wider, more controllable ski that will help me stay confident on steeper terrain (steep to me = single black diamond runs). I can ski fine on most any blue-square now, but when I hit anything steeper than that I lose confidence, get scared of the speed, and start turning defensively/braking.
Would the Volkl G2's help me improve, and keep up with me for a while if I do? If not, are there other skis you would recommend? Please keep in mind that I am on a tight budget as well.