Hmmm. Whiteroom could be onto something. Owned a Cronus, actually. Decent grip, not great, but wonderful slithering through bumps and tight spaces. Fairly soft ski, actually. Have not skied the BMX88, but on basis of BMX98, suspect the 88 is like a smoother, grippier Cronus with some more beef to it. Shoulda thought about it. Could be perfect for you.
Whiteroom...If I recall, you skied on the Cronus for a time also. How would you compare it to the BMX88. Is Beyond's characterization: "a smoother, grippier, beefier Cronus" accurate?