I am wondering if I am making a right choice. I am shopping for a new ski and I am thinking that I will buy a Blizzard Bonafide either 2013, if still available or most likely 2014.
I am not really sure what size should I get, 173 or 180.
male: 39, 6' about 190 to 200 lb. I have been skiing 8 years, mostly at Kirkwood, Northstar and Squaw Valley.
current ski: Atomic Metron 9 171 (since 2006)
Regarding an ability: doing black and blue (mostly black, but enjoying blues as well).
I think I am advanced skier (or may be intermediate to advanced).
I tried to take a demo, but was not able to demo Bonafide, so I demo Bushwacker at 180 and didn't like how these ski responded at groomers or off-piste. Next I took demo Cochises at 177 and I love these ski on off-piste and the size was right, just the idea of buying one ski for all conditions with 108 underfoot.... doesn't make me really comfortable (I am thinking of either selling or donating my old atomic).
thank you in advance for all your answers.