Ok I have 7 pair of skis. Yes I am addicted to buying gear and no I don't need them all. Now that we got that out of the way here is my current quiver:
Ski's I use in Michigan:
2012 Kastle MX78 in 176
2012 Kastle LX82 in 172
2014 Blizzard Brahma in 173
2014 Nordica Soul Rider in 177
2013 Kastle F94 in 176
2013 Blizzard Cochise in 177
2013 Atomic Automatics in 179
I original bought the Soul Rider's to be a good alternative to the Automatics for a fun ski to use in 8" or less snow. However a few days ago we got about 6-8" in Michigan and I went skiing. Skiing the bumps the snow was almost knee deep in the troughs. What I found with the Soul Riders was they were not very good in the deep stuff. I got a large amount of tip dive on these skis. I had them mounted in the classic spot so they weren't centered mounted. I read the reviews here and at blister gear and no one else seemed to have this problem. So I was alittle disappointed. I switched over to the Cochise and was in heaven. They just floated and blasted through everything. However in soft snow that isn't deep the Soul Riders are my favorite bump skis I own. I really like the LX82's for bumps as well but I can check my speed much better on the Soul Riders. On the LX82's I almost get going to fast in the bumps.
So now on to the Bones. I UPSed my FX94's and Auto's to the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird because I'll be there Tuesday for a week. And am bringing my Cochise on the plane with me. I split time between the Bird and Alta. I know that I have all my bases covered however sometimes the Cochise can become tiring if I ski them all day. And the Auto's skied great here on a day that we had 12" of snow a few weeks back. I just think that if we get between 6-8" while I am out there I might want a ski like the Bonafide. My FX94 doesn't have any tip or tail rocker. I also absolutely love my Brahma's so I think that the Bones in 173 might be the perfect ski for throwing around in the trees and steep bumps. I love all 3 skis I am bringing out to Snowbird and probably will be just fine but just lusting after the Bonafide in 173. Also Dawg has got the sale going where you buy the ski and you get a $200 credit towards your binding and you can't beat that deal.
Any thoughts are appreciated. Again I know it is overkill and I don't need all these skis but hey it is better than being addicted to drugs or gambling. LOL