Advice wanted. The Army forced me to ski and to my horror I preferred it to boarding! I'm 5'8, 140lbs, athletic (lean) build, mainly going to ski Europe probably 60% on piste if I'm honest but want one ski that allows me to develop, deal with choppy areas and bumps and go onto more off-piste skiing. Skill-wise we finished the course skiing red runs quick and comfortable, black was either quick or comfortable! Selleronder was a lot of fun.Hire boots were crap, black runs are scary when your feet move around a lot. So,now sorted that bit.
Anyway I'm tempted by:
Blizzard Bushwacker 166 (or the Black Pearl if they're on sale massively, no gender fear here...)
Atomic Nomad Blackeye 167 (or Ti)
I know they're different kinds of skis, the Blackeye's are pretty thin around the middle but so's the snow in Europe sometimes therefore maybe a better choice. Thoughts on length, 'room-to-grow-in-ability' or other top ski choices most appreciated. Any wider than high 80's seems pointless, I don't get to ski that often (25 days a year max including courses), I don't weigh much and I don't live in Jackson Hole...