im just wondering what other people think in terms of experience
Probably a hundred plus people have come here and asked nearly the same question. You will find your answer just by using the search feature....
You'll most likely find someone who's close to the same weight, skill level, and probably even rips your area.
Might find yourself getting a wider range of answer by using the search feature as different people with different suggestions see certain threads.
Just sayin that it might be your best choice. And if more people used the search feature, we wouldn't have as many of the same question coming thru the forum.
Unless you have something really unique about you, like maybe one leg or something, you'll find your answer.