I'm 5'7", 140 lbs, 44 yo, advanced skier, ski Whistler about 30-40 days per year. Aggressive, finesse skier, but old knees with missing parts.
I'm looking for a daily driver.
Skis in my quiver:
178 DPS Wailer 112 Hybrid with a touring setup: My resort powder day ski although I do find they ski a bit short for me in pow.
183 Katana (old version, no rocker): My cat skiing ski. My favorite ski for charging deep untracked but too much ski for the resort for my weight.
171 Volkl Bridge: I got these for tooling around. Way too short, but kind of fun for goofing around in the trees. I might sell these or give them to my son.
So I need a daily Whis ski. I'm torn between the 180 Bonafides and the new 176 Wailer 99s, both of which I can get if I act quickly.
I will likely mount Griffons on whichever one I get. Your valuable input is appreciated. I've been waffling on this but I'm currently thinking of just grabbing the 180 Bones which my local shop has sitting on the wall at a fair price. Really, I can't go wrong.