Continuing the saga.
I managed to fondle a pair last weekend, and spoke to the guy about demoing three skis (Y85, VXL and Stormrider 95) when we do our week in August. Still looking for that "go anywhere, do anything" ski for trips abroad. I imagine the 95 is going to be too wide for my preference. Just hand flexing the Y85 shows they certainly have a tail that will hold up through a carve.
I'll be able to demo the 177. With the early rise I'm a little torn between that and the 186. I'd be interested in how Whiteroom found the 177 length-wise, and whether he'd opt for the 186.