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175 Armada JJ, 162 or 172 Line Sir Francis Bacon, 174 Moment Bibby Pro, 172 4FRNT CRJ
I would either get the JJ or the Bibby's but thats just me
try hellbents in 179 definately fits your description, extremely playful. or i think evo still has a pair of the mcconkey LE pontoons pretty much same as hellbents but harder to land stuff switch, but their shape makes them really good for tight trees and chutes so its a bit more verisatile, i have me some of those, very fancy cant wait to ride em. other than that i know the obsetheds rip, more of a big mountain ski but has sick float to, and i hear good stuff about the bentchetlers.id say for pow skis try to stay away from any underground companys, i kno support the industry and stuff but making the perfect pow ski takes tons of practice and lots of minds behind the scenes to do it. some underground companys can pull it off like on3p, but u should play it safe. just my opinion. hope this helped.
One Lifes perform amazingly on hardpack. I wish they were a bit wider though. I wouldn't want New Lifes, I think symmetrical skis are stupid, and the tiny bit of camber on OLs makes them perform great all around.
OP, it's all preferance, honestly this thread won't get you that far since there's a ton of people who've ridden 1 pow ski and will tell you it's the best in the world.
Soft skis like obsethed get thrown around a lot in our thick snow. I think chetlers would be a good choice, you're deffinitely big enough for them, they ski as short as you need them to. Much better than JJs in our conditions IMO(idk where i would want JJs over chetlers though). I'm considering swapping out my 189 One Lifes for the 191(?) chetlers after this season just because the 183s are so fun, just too short for me(6'2" and 180 when I'm not too lazy).