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The Rossi Race ski would absolutely Kill the Inspired as a groomer ski. Better edge hold, more stable and damp.
The Rossi will ski pretty easily for a race ski.
The Rossi have a pre-drilled plate and if you are somewhat mechanically skilled you can size themfor your boots.
The Rossi FKS Bindings are worth more than the skis. So you probably can't go wrong buying them.
You are really talking about three different categories of ski ie; roughly speaking, narrow, medium and wide. The Inspired was ok for it's time but it's 7-8 years old and the medium width category has changed a lot since then. The Rossi GS is great as a hard snow ski but you could do way better than that for "all over the mountain and in soft conditions"....that's really the province of the "medium" .....depending a little on where you live and ski. The Sidestash is a bit wide and bit soft snow biased to be truly an all mountain ski for most folks (as you have noticed) but it is fine as a 12+ inch kinda ski.
So the addition of the GS ski fills the narrow end of the 3-ski quiver very well and Sidestash nicely fills the wide end. Your Inspired fills the middle spot adequately but that is really the most important spot and you could do better.
As I said, you already have all three quiver spots covered. Although the GS ski is a little specific, it is still great at what it does and the Sidestash is fine for the wide end. The middle is where you need the most improvement. This is not b/c the Inspired is a bad call, it's just old and there are better skis available at this point. Something in the 85-98mm range would be a fine choice to replace it depending on your tastes. Some great 90's to consider are the Head Rev 90, Nordica Steadfast, and the K2 Sideshow. There are plenty of others that are both wider and narrower.