You're in a similar situation to what I was in at the beginning of this season. There's a thread of mine with lots of good info here:
There's also lots of good info on TGR on skis like this and you will get some better reviews for the most part.
I never ended up getting a pair of sticks due to lack of funding but now with my tax return coming I'm back in the game. Just a couple points to address in this thread. First off, whoever suggested hellbents should have their posting privileges revoked or get the golden wheelchair or both.
You're on the right track thinking EHP's or Renegades. I see that you're in banff, you should head down to Soul Ski and Bike as they have both to demo, although I don't think Jason there has the big sizes. Even though they're wider, I found the renegades to be a little more versatile than the EHP's. While you're at Soul, you should also talk to Dave Williams, one of the bootfitters. I believe he has some 192 Dynastar Big Dumps for Sale. Last I heard was brand new in plastic for $400.
In regards to the Caylors. To whoever said they were stiff, yes they aren't soft, but they aren't on the same level as EHP's, renegades, or C and D's.
Fuck everybody but me.