I will agree on the 105 vs 94 comparison. Got a few powder runs yetserday afternoon on my XXL's to wrap up the testing. To conclude my thoughts, the 94 will give you some tail kick, and will ski predictable through a ton of conditions. It will not shine in deep unbroken or broken snow, where the 105 or XXL will. Equal edge control on harder spots, and the 94 will rule on groomers and hard off-piste snow that is reasonable in pitch. For super steep hard snow, The XXL is my pick and the 105 is right there behind it. For overall control I put the 105 as the easiest by a bit over the 94 and XXL. The XXL without any early rise requires a solid stance or you can miss a turn initiation. The 94 and 105 initiate easier. In deeper snow and higher speeds the 105 beats the 94 for overall control of line, ability to smooth out chop and forgivingness. The advance deign of the 105 makes the 192 length ski more worry free than the 94 in 184, or XXL in 187. The XXL rounds the turn and settles into the troughs a bit more and will control the turn through rutts and bumps better than the 94 and 105. The 105 will work more along the top half of the topography of uneven terrain and blow through trouble with its hidden stoutness. On a smooth powder run the 105 is just silly easy to turn. For a deep snow ski, I think it will have the rider skiing more worry free than the other 2 and looking for speed to get out of trouble, and then making next-turn-latter control adjustments to reign the speed back in. If the powder runs turn to harder bumps by the end of day, the 105 will still get you through, although the others may allow a better short turn that goes into the rutts and holes better. Pick your preference.
Alexzn, you skied the new Blizzard Bonafide. Which ski would you want for those days when it is snowing or recently has snowed and you have maybe up to 12" of fresh to play with? I have reduced my quiver down to 184 MR's and 179 Sultans for when it hasn't snowed for awhile and 196 Lhasa Pows for when it has dumped. So in my mind, I need that in between fresh snow ski. But which ski for about 4"-12" of new, likely chopped up snow would you select? I like the tip on the 105 better, as I believe that shape works better for me than the more rounded tip of the Bonafide to cut through pow. From reading the above, the 105 sounds reliable in the steeps, but I am wondering if the Bonafides turn radius makes it a little easier to to quickly turn and control your speed? Hell, which one should I buy for next season, a 184 105 or the 180 Bonafide? I am sure I would love either ski, but being a Dynastar fan, I am leaning more to the 105 and will likely sell the MR's down the road. BTW, I have 10lbs on you and likely am not quite at your skill set yet, so the ski that is more forgiving for an advance skier is a real consideration.