If you ski full length mids to fatties, and know how to drive 'em, lets find out what your riding on. I'm thinking also, that if you aren't a big guy, say 195+ and over 6', but still go whole-hog jump on in.
I'm 6'2", 195 out of the shower, but always ski with a day pack, and have over 30 years under my belt. Have always rode on full-length stix since my first pair of Hexcel Bluelite 195s. Skied mostly 210 GS boards since my first pair of Harts, and carried that through to Volkls....though I did have a pair of Blizzard Firebird Pro 205s that almost killed me, I moved to a Rossi 4S 203s once upon a time.
When the fat revolution started I jumped from Salomon XScreams to first first mid-fats, a pair Ninthward First Bloods that I think were only 90mm under foot and 180s w/ RF HD14s, figuring the short length would be an issue in deep POW. A great idea, and a view of future binding application, and I was right. Cat skiing at Keystone had me scramble for a screwdriver to push them back 5cm, as I was over the handlebars twice. What a magical difference, as many of us are starting to find out when it comes to mount points.
Today I'm on Head Mojo 94 187s, IMHO a perfect width for resort skiing, can pretty much do anything mounted on the factory line.
Also have my new favortie ski, obSETHed 189s at 105mm underfoot. This ski is why I started this thread., and I'll tell you why.
Last season one of my buds demoed the 179 length of the obSETHed, so I got to see him on them, he is just 10 lbs lighter and an inch or so shorter than me. He ripped up the powder in Champagne Glade for 5 days, but I could see the tips flapping on the runouts, as well as noodling. I thought to myself that he should have been on the 189s. I think the shorter snow contact of a rockered ski made the 179 just to damn short. On the other hand, my 189s that I picked up last March, showed none of those affects on the groomed runouts, no flapping, no noodling. While I haven't had them in deep POW yet, my first day on them had 8-12" of fresh to help me dial in my Schizos to +2.5. I go to +3 for long chutes. Also picked up some end of season Hellbents on sale, but they are waiting for this year.
Okay, it is your turn.
My Chronology....to the best of my recollection;
Hexcel Bluelite 195 Ninthward FirstBlood 180
Olin Mark V 203 Head Mojo 94 187
Hart GS 210 K2 obSETHed 189
Atomic GS 207 K2 Hellbents 189
Rossi 4S 207
Volkl GS P? 210
Volkl SLC 205
V. Vario 207
Salo XScream 200