I'll start this off by saying: I'm 5'9". between 150 and 170 depending on the time of the season.
I am looking to get a pair of fat skis this season.
I currently have a pair of 06/07 171 Scratch BC WRS that I have yet to mount due to terrible snow last season. I fear that these skis will be too short for me to feel comfortable carving at high speed and that they will not allow me sufficient float in powder when I go out west.
On top of that I have a pair of park skis ('08 Atomic Punx), urban skis(old Rossi Scratch), and general cruising/i'm-not-riding-anything-near-park-today skis (Rossi RPM 90).
I work at a shop that deals: Rossi, Atomic, Head, Elan, Dynastar, Line, Scott, Liberty. So I am going to keep my ski to one of those companies because otherwise there is no way i can afford them.
Skis that I have ridden and liked in this category: Line Prophet 100, Line Elizabeth, Liberty Hazmat
Skis that I have not ridden, but am considering: Line SFB, Atomic Thugs, Atomic Pimps, Scott P4
Skis that I rode and did not like, not necessarily in this category: Dynastar Trouble Makers, Elan Zen Master, Elan Revert
I want something that is going to be: 1) A good powder ski
2) A great carver
3) FUN all the time
4) Skiable in the northeast trees
Thats a ton of info and I was wondering what kind of input I could get from you guys. Thank you in advance for all your input =D