I'm a 5'9" 190 bomber in general that also likes to do a few bump runs...been skiing for >30. I'm having a difficult time deciding between Volkl's Tigershark 8' 2009/2010 (115-69-100) and the AC 30 2010/2011 (124-80-107). I've skied the tiger and found it a bit too stiff. Two years prior I demoed the 5* and loved it. I have not skied the AC 30 but have been recommended that it would likely be a good ski for me given it's a more versatile ski. I'm a bit hesitant to "Buy It Now" because it seems like such a wide ski.
Should I just get accustomed to the stiffness of the tiger or should I go with the wider and softer AC 30. I'm pretty much set on one of these two skis because I like Volkl's technology and because of the prices. BTW, the AC 30 is ~$200 more, which I would be willing to spend if the ski is a better fit for me.
Any recommendation from you knowledgeable folks on my choice would be much appreciated!