I have been on a pair of 08'-09' Volkl Mantras at 177cm.
They have been great for getting just about anywhere on the mountain (I ski in California) however they are heavy and don't like too tight of a turn radius so the bumps can be a chore. I get through them but I would like to be a little more aggressive and quick through the moguls.
I am thinking about a second pair of skis for bumps and quicker/shorter turns on piste.
Here is how I describe myself:
weight: 220 lbs.
Skill level: Strong Intermediate to Advanced (I go down just about anything...except no cornices and the like)
Ski style: fairly aggressive
I have been looking at tons of specs and videos but I'm not even sure what features, other than weight and sidecut, that I should focus on.
Any help would be very much appreciated. I am also not opposed to getting an older pair instead of new if I can get what would work for me.