SavageBiffI’m 6’1 200-220 and my shortest skis are my chronics for park @ 178, they’re great in the park long as shit doesn’t get soft, other than that I’m uncomfortable on them. Longest would be Corvus at 193.
A lot of skis still in the 190+
and more, there’s still lots of 190+ options
Why the 178 chronic over 185 for you? and doesnt it feel tiny? I KNOW you can flex that prettty hard at 200-220! I have the 185, and I will give that its actually a fairly long 185, and I do find it superfun for lowspeed butters (225-230lbs) landing backseat on it is punishing for sure, but hey still love it. Picked it up because of line_engineer guys post here about it, 5-6 days on it so far only though.
Guessing the chronic is for us, like the blend is for the lighter smaller guys.
I own some skis on that list, and you are correct there are still quite a few beeing made,
To adress the enforcers in 193cm is a total joke(except for 115) they are redoing lengths for 2021, and cutting the 193, think new max is 191? honestly the 193 were weak and just extended versions, they would go floppety, and just fold when you pushed them (both shovels and tails) and skiing 185,186,193 misc models against each other, I felt the 185/186 models were what they actually tried during development. I always laugh when I read reviews on enforcers saying they are so stiff and chargy with two layers of metal, like wowie. This is when you really realize how different the same ski can be for different people. For me they are a fun ski in the woods when you have to do some laps on the groomers as well. I've pretty much sold every pair I had except the 88 and 110, and I'm only keeping the 110.
bent chetlers are 192, but the rocker and lightness makes them feel not so big, happy this ski exists, with the forward mount point, you really need the length though.
mantra in misc versions, including the new mantra 102, in 191cm is probably the burliest ski on there, maybe except for bodacious, If anyone here hasnt been on mantra 102, try, Its chargyyyyyyyyyyyy, and lets you hit 70mph+ through everything. I like the 102 better than m5 and my older ones. The lack of rocker, and taper make it ski LONG, but the "3d radius marketing blabla" makes it super manageble and you can shut down speed if you need to. I used to telemark a lot on mantras back when I was younger.
black crows as a eurobrand is indeed good at long skis for the freeride stuff, but when you look at freestyle like camox, the 187 camox, is shorter than a 185 chronic, (but way stiffer) The new justis is promising, currently only own camox/atris. I have to say the atris is for me perfect length, so props to black crows.
The mindbender series gets alot of rage/good reviews, but having a lot of skis, I feel it overlaps and doesnt quite make sense for me. Dadskis anyone? ;)
armada also still makes a few 190+, but there is so much rocker in them the actual surface isnt that much, and they ski short (have not tried the FWT declivety X, guessing thats a beast)
Fischer has been good for bigboys, with the 102 FR in 191cm, such a slept on ski.
Revolt 121 is orderd in 191cm should arrive august.
I think this also boils down to that you get few burly long "narrow" freeride/freestyle/fun skis, at 110+ you get more options, but at
Happy to see others are also thinking about this topic, not just me! :D I also feel I buy enough new skis every season alone to keep mfg's pumping em out.! Funny enough when I sell skis 2nd hand 95% of the people contacting me are worried the skis are to big for them, then the last 5% is that guy just BOOM tall skis truck I want it.
Looking at this list, I hope 2021 brings me some moment skis as well.
**This post was edited on Jul 24th 2020 at 3:04:17pm