177 or up would be nice, love the 2008/2009 AC 30.
Also interested in Scott P4's or Volkl Mantra
If you would be interested in a used pair of skis, I have a pair of 189 Crusades with 5 or 6 days on them. I believe the bases and edges are basically perfect but I am not home now to check. My main concern with these skis for you is that the bindings on them are some Markers that only go up to a DIN of 11 (not in the good way like Spinal Tap) and you mentioned you were 240ish in another thread. They would also probably have to be remounted because I ski in a mondo 28 (approx size 10, 325mm) boot. Because of that, you are probably better off buying new or one of the Volkls with a system binding that can be easily moved. Having skied the AC50 for 5 or 6 runs during a demo day last year, I think that would be a pretty darn good ski for a big guy who likes to cruise Snowmass.
If you are not interested in something slightly used, Crusades occasionally come up on Tramdock or, if you want to join, Scott has just joined the Promotive Program for supporters of Epic Ski. I'm not sure were allowed to share that pricing.
I'm a 31.5 boot. I have seen the crusades come up but this is my first pair to buy and don't know a lot about bindings. How much would you want?
Do you like the Crusades? Recommend them as a cruiser/something to improve on? Better than the AC50?
Sorry for the delay in my response, I had a friend show up unexpectedly last night as I was reading your post.
I do like the Crusades and think they are a good ski for cruising with their shorter than normal (for a ski of this width) turning radius etc. However, I believe the AC50 would be better than the Crusade if its primarily use is for cruising where the Scott with its wider waist and channel design will have more float and better in off trail situations. I usually take them up when it has snowed within the last day or so and I hope to find some leftovers and good crud to ski but know I will spend a fair amount of time on trail. The AC50 is probably a better ski overall based on my limited experience and undoutedly has a little more going on with vibration absorption sytems etc. It has a reputation for not being particularly easy to ski but I am not sure that applies as much to people who are north of 200lbs and naturally can bend the skis much easier than lightweights. If you are interested in my Crusades, I would probably want to get something around $300 for them with bindings. I would need to verify if they are in the condition I think they are and whether the binding could be adjusted to a 31.5 boot (I suspect not).