Some background. This ski will be my ski for most days working as a patroller in New England and skiing with young boys. I am replacing Fischer Watea 78, 174cm. I am 5'6", 155lbs, raced for many years and now telemark. The last bit does not allow me to demo, so I take in all the info I can and make a decision. What I liked about the Watea's is the quickness, liveliness, solid skiing in crud and overall versatility. It could be better on the New England hardpack. I do like skis with a good solid feel, but at my size and being on free heels, it helps to have a lighter and versatile ski. I also have a a pair of Stockli Laser SL, 155cm, for fun.
In my new ski I want a bit more width and ability to be there for me in crud, on ice, in bumps, carving, smearing, good stability at speed and maneuverability at low speeds. Twin-tips are helpful for tele patrollers when we are bringing sleds down steep bump runs to keep the tails from hanging up when we slide backwards when needed. I come from a race/carving background and love to carve both tele and alpine turns on my freeheel gear.
Any thoughts on the three skis I listed? Did I leave out any information that could be helpful?