I don't really consider myself a big guy, but I guess I am by skiing standards.
I'm 6'3" 220lbs and I've only been skiing 3 years, exclusively in Tahoe. I've made a huge jump in my abilities this season.
I started out skiing on some Line twin tip, can't remember the model or length but I immediately hated the floppy tips when I tried to keep up with my fast skiing friends. My next ski was a 177 Volkl AC50 which was great for speed, but not a lot of fun.
Sold the AC50 and my current skis are:
165 Head iSL RD - short but it's the longest they make and I really, really have to be on my game to ski these. I catch edges I didn't even know I had if I get lazy.
175 Head Supershape - love these skis
180 Hart Phoenix - just got'em. I'll find out how I like them this weekend.
Between the Phoenix and the Supershape, I might get rid of one pair because there's overlap in ability.
I'm trying to find a mid-fat all mountain ski for tree skiing, a little bit of powder, and hitting Mott Canyon at Heavenly. I think the 191 Scott Punishers should meet my needs, but I'm open to alternatives but not really sure what's similar in capabilities.
Edited by esso - 3/9/11 at 8:58am