I am a family man, and I am supporting wife and son in Vail. Therefore, I have narrowed down a few models that are a season to several seasons old I can obtain locally for cheap as we are ski bum broke.
I ski Beaver Creek/Vail 50 days per year. I usually only ski when there is 6 inches or more overnight. However, priorities are changing and I want something mid 80's to complement my 188 Kastle Bmx 108 (I use if it is boot deep or greater. I absolutely love how easy going yet powerful this ski is.)
I am 5'10" 185. Ski fast, technical. Looking for something to replace my now worn out sultan 85 in a 178. Needs to perform well on hard pack first and foremost. I also spend 70 percent of my time in bumps off piste evem during dry spells, yet I never really have had problems on any ski in bumps. I posted a video of bump skiing to help with recommendations.
Narrowed down to:
Blizzard m-power 8.7 suspension 181
Head Peak 84 177/184
Head Rev Pro 85 177/184
Blizzard Titan Cronus 180
Also noticed on denver wholesale skis they have an old Head peak 88 in a 180 for cheap I am considering.
I am on a severe budget and can get any of
these older models for a reasonable price.