I found some help here when I was looking for my first big boards a couple years ago, but now I need more.
I am 6' 2" 230 lbs and am currently on Fisher Atuas as my everyday ski. I am a big skier and a level 8.5 but ski out east (Jay Peak, MRG, Killington) and mostly in tighter trees so even though I "could" ski something long in the 190 range it really wouldnt be doing me that much good. I really like the Atuas, but want something a little bigger and a little stiffer. I have been looking at Gotamas for a couple of years and go back and forth between the 183 and the 190 length (as i dont really want a 190 cm ski in the east). I have skied the 183's out west and felt that they were too short but thought they would be a good everyday east coast ski which is not really my intention.
I want to keep skiing the atuas, but would like to add a bigger, stiffer powder ski and was wondering if the 190 Gotamas would fit this or if it would be too much overlap? Also, if the 190 Gotamas are going to be too long to get around in the east coast trees. I have read a bunch of stuff about how they ski shorter which i can see but dont want something too long. I would be getting this years version.
The others that I have been thinking about are the Legend Pros (186) or last years Rossi B100 Quads (184) and wonder how these would compare with the 190 Gotama in terms of what I am looking for. Any feedback would be great.