I'm getting a new pair of skis soon and i want something thats really buttery and has a nice swing weight I've heard the LINE Elizabeths, Fatypus G butters, and Armada T Halls r good but I'm open to suggestions
I have the Punx. I ride them all-mountain cause it's those or my fatty pow skis. The Punx are soft as hell and riding in the powder is so shitty, it's hard to describe how bad it is. In any mixed snow conditions as well the Punx are pretty much garbage because of how soft they are tip and tail.
It sound's like you want an all-mountain park ski or a stiffer park ski than something really soft...
They aren't bone crushingly stiff, i can still butter line chronics just takes a little more effort they are such a fun ski they feel really lively,poppy and light can't comment for the ar7 as i've never ridden them
James 'Woodsy' Woods said: - "I still compete on the first pair of 179s that I got. They are the perfect niche for me." bullsh*t they're suspects
i've ridden pairs of lizzies the past 4 years. the only thing they suck in is chopped up old snow and moguls. and if you're bigger than 5'9ish and 150+ lbs, they arent ideal for powder. you'll get a little tip dive, but still are tons of fun
This is where people start disagreeing with me, but you should look into something longer. Especially for your size. A 180+ length might feel like a change, but you'll love it once you're used to it. More stability for landings and pretty much everywhere. Better handling as well. If you're an advanced skier, you can easily handle something that is more suited to your height
I would agree with everyone else and say that you don't want anything too soft, you'll kick yourself for it after day 1. So ar7's or chronics would be a good bet. You could also look into rockered skis, they have a smaller turn radius (which helps in trees), can be pretty stiff yet because of the rise can still be buttery.
It does come down to preference. For you, I strongly suggest something like a 178 Line Anthem. I've been skiing some, and I'm a little bigger than you, I find them short, but I'm sure you'd love them. Centre mount them and boom! You'll be fine