About Me: I've got the college beer belly 5'10 230lb, but from biking and crew my legs are very strong. Still, I hear the you really have to stay on the AC30 or get tossed in the back seat, yet its more stable then the Tornado when ripping the groomers. I hear the Tornado shine because they are easy to ski, yet when you give them input they respond very well and would be quicker in the tree's then the volkl. Underfoot the Volkl is 76 while the tornado is 75. Both have integrated bindings.
I was looking at the AC30 in 177 and the Tornado in a 178.
The guy who has them is leaving for Tahoe and won't be using them anymore...but he's leaving soon. Advice would be great.