I tried searching and couldn't find anything right on point, so here goes:
I was looking for skis last year when a friend gave me some old 1080s (6-7yrs old) (181)). They still work well and I have no problems with them...but, as a gear person, I think I need to build a quiver.
Me: skied from the ages of 6 to 17 or so and started skiing agin last year (I'm 39 now). I'm about 6'4" 240 w/ gear. By the end of the season I was carving some decent rails. The 1080s are working well as an all arounder and I'm just starting to use them in moguls (although I think I'm more into crashing). I'll keep the 1080s for that purpose and for all around use. Almost all of my skiing will be done in the Poconos (with a trip or two per yr to NH/VT).
Some suggestions when I had no skis were Blizzard 8.1, Sultan 85, and Elan Magfire 82 (thanks Dawg). Those seem to be the best suggestions for a OSQ, but since I now have the 1080s, would a GS race ski be a good idea?
1) 95% of my skiing will be done on Pocono groomers;
2) I have the 1080s for moguls or if the opportunity for trees ever comes up (the 2x/yr it does);
3) I'm a big guy who grew up racing in the midwest, so I'm not sure the stiffness will be as brutal for me;
Lot of people seem fixated on 85(or so) as thier daily ski. That makes sense to me if it's going to be your only ski, but I always wonder if the 80-90 waist skis are a bit like a printer/fax/copier: does all of those things, just doesn't do any of them as well as specialized. I just remember as a kid in southern Wisconsin, we always had GS and SL skis because of the ice.
Keep in mind, eventually I'd like to round out the quiver with something like the One or Slicer, so I'm thinging a GS ski might be good for where I and what I do...I'd end up with a GS ski, the 1080, and a 100 waist ski. Or so my thinking goes...
OR is this a really bad idea and I'd still be better served with the 8.1 or those Elan 8.2s?