^ solid advice right here! didn't you just make a thread asking about anthems, titled "how are octolands" ??
anyways... i'm about your size and skied on last year's 178 anthems and they were perfect. carved well, awesome in the park (didn't hit anything over 30 feet), and all in all a super fun ski all around the mt. didn't really have any durability issues, although i only had them for about 20 days. i heard they get a lil bit softer once you brake'em in but i never felt that... maybe someone who's been on them longer than me can elaborate on this.
don't take this question badly urbanjib, but how do you not own a pair of skis yet, but have 1300 posts???? It's fine if you rent, but I'm just surprised that you spend so much time on NS when it sounds like you don't get too many days in.
And my vote is anthems.
soft skis wont matter a ton to you get anthems
but idk lines arent extremely durable
but get the anthems it doesnt matter unless ur gonna be skiing woods and stuff a lot