I'm stuck guys. Tahoe skier, 30 years, technically proficient expert but now 40 and down to 10-12 days/year (from 80 highschool through college) and though I still freaking rail, it's not a hard charge anymore. I ski the easy hikes at Alpine (CB Big Bend, etc) and if its open Beaver and Estelle. Like to go find the goods wherever they lay so need an all-rounder. Do not ski on hard-snow days. Ever. But miss most of the pow days down here in Santa Cruz so it's usually chop/crud/mank/corn. Logic says the 98 is the deal for pow/crud and stability and yeah I get it, but the 90 rates higher in tests for forgiveness, grip and being nimble - all good stuff for threading chutes and laying down turns. Don't want to end up on a plank that doesn't turn when the going gets tight.
I'm coming off the last-gen Rossi B3 (which I really liked), so anything is going to be a huge improvement over 82mm. Have shopped Volkls, Blizzard, Rossi -- all their current crop rate really well but require a strong, energetic person to be on top of them and driving hard all day long and I'm 10 years past that now - I want to relax, flow and have fun. 6'2", 190 so it'll be a 187 in the 90 or 98.
I'd appreciate your opinions if you've ridden both.