To make a long story short, last year was my first skiing since 1991. (read...the whole shape ski thing was entirely new to me) Got about 35 days in and love it just as much as way back when. Our little local ski area in north-central Washington is a fun little hill but has only one lift and somewhat limited terrain. So, the most challenging thing available are cruddy bumps. Our snow is typically not to heavy and not too light and seldom very deep, say 4" to 9". The bumps are typically covered with chop.
I'm 43, about 5'11" 210lb with very strong legs. Now that there is a rating system I'd say that I'm a level 7-8 and pretty aggressive. I tend to crush skis, or said another way, I've never had a problem with stiff skis. My current groomer cruisers are Race stock RC4 GS in 193. I find these to be real easy going, smooth cruisers.
At present I have some Karma 177's (nice skis but a little slow edge to edge and not very lively) and Titan Cronus 183's (Don't like these as much as the binding system is either a little too far forward or back, and not terribly stable). I used to have a pair of Racetiger SL 165's (gave them to my brother-in -law) that were great in the bumps when they got hard but the crud pushed them around too much.
So, not being well educated in current skis I would like to hear oppinions on what would be appropriate skis for the cruddy bumps. Should I be looking in the 78mm to 84mm range? How long? Inquiring minds want to know.