Last year I bought a pair of Fischer Watea 88s in 184cm. I'm 5'10 and range from 165-175 lbs. I'd say I'm an advanced to expert skier: I can ski all terrain confidently and I raced GS in high school growing up in the East. Before I bought the Wateas, I was in the market for a jack-of-all-trades kind of ski. I unfortunately don't get out as often as I would like, and I was looking to purchase a ski that can perform for me on hard pack or ice in the East, as well as do moderately well in powder out West. I realize it's impossible to find a ski that does all these things well, but I thought this ski with this length might be the answer.
But I've been doing some reading and I'm concerned that I should have perhaps gone for the 176s instead. What do you guys think?