The more dense the head you want to use, the better you'll do with the short heavy heads like the windcutter. This will entail stripping in the running line between casts, but the cast will carry tips even bigger than the type 6 consistently with a little practice.
As technique improves the longer belly heads can be employed which require less stripping (or none) while still providing distance in casting the tips.
But IMHO you rarely if ever need more than the type 6 tip. This is because you shouldn't fish the same water with a fly in winter as you do other times of the year, or with other types of gear. Take a lesson from the float guys - they don't fish the same deep fast pools as the bottom bouncers, they look for holding seams and rest areas on the migratory highway. Take a lesson from the spoon and spinner anglers, who work the big water but swing across the tailouts and bouldery pools where there are lots of easements from the current for fish to hover. One can tell from the fly speed that the presentation is effective.
Everyone will walk a different trail through their own angling experience but using heavy tips I lost more flies and caught less fish. Changing my approach to working what the river gives the winter steelheader and fishing with lighter tips I lose few flies and catch more fish.
That being said you always need to carry the kryptonite sinktip just in case