I'm looking for a wide all-mountain ski in the 105 to 110mm range to take out on fresh snow days. Something I can have fun on from beginning to end of the day and not need to switch skis partway through the day.
The 08 and 09 Obsethed is along the lines of what I'm looking for, but I think it's a little softer than I'd like for bashing PNW cut-up. The Katana, while rather different, would also fit the bill, but I think it's a little stiffer than I'd like. I ski on the very first year of the Mantra, which is the softest one out there. I don't really want anything stiffer and actually I think I'd be ok with something with more forgiveness and a bit less crud busting ability. When I say soft or stiff, I really mean I could give up a bit in crud-busting performance to gain some forgiveness. I don't ski that fast really, but I do tend to ski with a heavy-footed style (I'm less efficient than I should be; working on that but not going to fix it completely anytime soon and I'm ok with that).
Does anyone know what would fall partway between the two skis in terms of stiffness? I realize these skis have been discussed ad nauseum but I'm looking to put things in context better.
Skis that I think might fall in between the Obsethed and Katana would be:
Rossignol S6 (prior to the rockered version)
Salomon Czar (this looks like a nice choice although I wouldn't mind if it had just a bit more sidecut)
Elan 1010 or Olympus (thinking this might be about as stiff as the Katana and therefore stiffer than I'd like)
K2 Sidestah (also thinking this will be too stiff for my liking)
4frnt VCT Turbo
Can anyone compare any of these skis from firsthand experience?