I am having trouble figuring out what I need to advance my skiing.My skill level ranges from 9 down to a 7. 9 on steeps and technical or deep and fairly open,down to a 7 at best on hard bumps and tight trees. I ski an older mantra in a 170 and a rossi s7 at 188cm. no cons to my mantras but the s7's send me backseat in chopped snow. I like stability at speed and find the s7's a bit turny. I ski all over colorado but mostly loveland,a-basin and the pass between them. I am probably looking for something between 175 and 180 cm for my every day driver. The bonafide, cochise,helix, and mantra top my research list but I am hoping to get some feed back on what other people are skiing ,loving and enhancing their skill sets with. My mantras are on their last legs and I am due for the latest and greatest. Any feedback helps....Thanks for the infinite wisdom I am about to receive!
P.s I feel I am overlooking something and want to make the right decision as I am a flat broke resort employee
I am 5'9" 180 lbs and 36 yrs old