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I need help deciding between the Bonafide and the Cochise

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First, a little background on me.

I am 6'3, 270lbs. I live and work at a Tahoe ski resort. I am a pretty aggressive skier who prefers steeps and trees. I am an advanced skier who gets out 50-70 days per season. I currently own Blizzard The One 184 skis and Blizzard Bodacious 196.

I am looking to replace the ones as they are too soft for me. I'm interested in the Cochise, but at 108 underfoot I'm afraid that they'll be too close to the bodacious. This thought makes me lean toward the Bonafide. Another thing to consider is the snow conditions. The majority of the days I ski at Squaw are firm conditions and large bumps (especially the last two seasons). Which ski would perform better for me in these conditions? Thanks for your help.
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First, a little background on me.

I am 6'3, 270lbs. I live and work at a Tahoe ski resort. I am a pretty aggressive skier who prefers steeps and trees. I am an advanced skier who gets out 50-70 days per season. I currently own Blizzard The One 184 skis and Blizzard Bodacious 196.

I am looking to replace the ones as they are too soft for me. I'm interested in the Cochise, but at 108 underfoot I'm afraid that they'll be too close to the bodacious. This thought makes me lean toward the Bonafide. Another thing to consider is the snow conditions. The majority of the days I ski at Squaw are firm conditions and large bumps (especially the last two seasons). Which ski would perform better for me in these conditions? Thanks for your help.
If you already have the Bodacious, the Bonafide in the 187 would be a better complement.
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I forgot to mention that I am also considering the brahma and Volkl Mantra.
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I forgot to mention that I am also considering the brahma and Volkl Mantra.
For your size, I would still suggest the Bonafide over the Brahma and since you have had good luck with the feel of the Blizzards, the Bone over the Mantra. The plus of the Mantra is that you can get a 191 for your svelt frame.
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