Based on all the rave reviews and my personal bias towards on piste skiing, I am strongly considering taking the plunge and purchasing an MX88 this year. I am a little on the fence about length, and unfortunately there is nowhere to demo this ski here in Alaska.
I am 5'9, 180, and an advanced skier, but no expert. I tend to ski on piste and like fast carving, but need a ski that can handle soft snow too since Alyeska doesn't groom their slopes very often, and it tends to dump snow in Alaska.
Do you recommend the 168 or 178? I'm a little worried that the 178 might be too much ski, but I don't want to go too short either.
For the record, the MX83 is too close to the ski I already have (Head Titan @ 170), so I'd like the extra width of the 88.
Thanks for any inputs :)