Originally Posted by vwr1vwf
My son is skiing the Line chronic ( 92mm ) here in the NE. He is 50/50 park allmountain, depending on where we are, he loves them. He also has the volkl ledge ( 85mm ), he chooses the chronic on hard or fresh.
I have been skiing the Nordica El paco, ( 87mm ) crossover twin. It is a very fun ski, one of the most versatile skis I've owned. It is similar to the Badmind in construction and profile and is a legit ski that has been overlooked in my opinion. I'm actually selling them because I would like to try them or something similar in a 177, or maybe even jump to the bigger brother the soul rider in 169cm. They are in excellent shape and are mounted with Maker Squires.
Hope that helps
I guess this sounds kind of self serving since I did not really address the skis you mentioned.
The Blend sounds like a blast, and I guess depending on how and where you spend your time could work as a daily driver. I picked up some 2013 Line SFB's and have been using them more than my El paco's and they're 108mm. That said the 100mm Blend is not too wide, though I have not compared construction and shape.
As for the Badmind, Like I said, I ski a very similar Nordica and it rips just about anywhere and is very light and lively with good edge hold on groomers. If you can snag the badmind with a decent binding for 300 brand new, I doubt you'd be disappointed.
Hope this helps you.