Ive been skiing the volkl bridge 172cm skis for the last 2 years. Last years trip out west was kinda eye opening, never been out west. I would say I am fairly skilled, but my Volkls just wouldn't get stable at speed. I had issues i think primarily because it wasn't enough ski. The 172cm and sub 90mm waist is fine for east coast, but going west it is just inadequate. Additionally the skis were exposed for their softness. That being said, would you pick:
1. Dynastar Cham 97 178cm
2. Rossignol Soul 7 180cm
Desires from ski: stability at speed, ability to ski bumps, stiffer than volkl bridge, wider underfoot, something more confidence inspiring. I would gladly sacrifice east coast hardpack skiiability for something that translates better out west for the week or 2 I will be spending out there this year. I will also probably ski trees, no park skiing.