Hi all, I'm looking for advice about sizing up my skis. I'm currently riding 171cm Volkl Bridges on the East Coast that I got on the cheap (fully rockered '11/'12 model). I have a season and a half on them, and they were great for learning and increasing my confidence/aggressiveness. I'd say I'm an advanced intermediate... mostly blues, some blacks, getting into the trees now. I generally stay out of the park, so it's mostly dealing with the combination of corduroy/ice/crud/fake snow/some trees/minimal real snow that the VT/NH has to offer. I'm 6'0 and 165-170, so i feel the 171 is just too short and playful for me, especially staying out of the park.
I'm trying to decide if i should just size up to the 179 Bridge, or if I should be checking out some of these other skis I keep hearing about that aren't fully rockered as a better East Coast weapon, i.e. Jeronimo, PB&J, ARV, Theory, S3, Rocker2, Kung Fuja, Mantra. I realize these are all different skis and will be better at different things. I still like the idea of a midfat twin or semi-twin as an all-mountain tool. Does anyone have any thoughts?