Feedback: I am 6'2" 230lbs, and ski a 183 yellow voile carbon surf with targas and bd seeker boots, I also ski a set of 185 guides with litedogz and rossignol bcx11 boots or my seekers, I just switched from the litedogz to switchbacks.
I would not recomend litedogs, on both my wifes and mine the plastic base has broken in several locations with only 20 or so outings, while warranted I will be selling mine, I love the switchbacks so far, matched with my seeker boots the guides are a blast in a variety of conditions, and the free pivot and fish scales makes long backcountry approaches or tours with rolling terrain and fun downhills a blast, especially in the spring, I keep skins for when it gets really steep;. matched with the rossignol bcx11's I leave the binder in downhill mode which still gives me plenty of forward pivot with those soft boots but enough lateral control to put the wide guides on edge, a nice combo for a long tour with lots of gear and breaking trail but not much down. Ideally I would keep the guides and switchbacks and get a very light plastic boot(way lighter than the seekers),
Everyone writes about the edge issues with these skis, and I have experienced it with those litedogz and leather boots, but with plastic boots I have never had a problem putting them on edge, even in the iciest of conditions,
I am really glad I put the switchacks on my guides, a versatile setup that works with numerous boots