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Ok, I'm 25, 5'11 and 185 lbs.  Ski east coast mountains (VT, NH, ME) with one trip out west a year.  I'd say I'm an aggressive skiier and can ski all of the mountain with the exception of the steepest gnarliest glades.  I struggle physically on moguls and steep glades because the form just isn't there, but I ski it and I like to challenge myself.  I'm looking to conquer this stuff and get to that next level.  I seek out deep snow, and off piste terrain, sometimes under the rope etc.  If there's powder to be had on the mountain, that's where you will find me.  But, being on the east coast I also spend a lot of time bombing down the groomers when conditions aren't ideal, which I do enjoy. Currently on 2010 K2 Kung Fujas, 102 underfoot.  I am looking to buy last year's model of a good all mountain ski that I can preferably take with me out west too.  A few that have gotten my attention are the Volkl Mantra, Salomon BBR series despite the ugliness, K2 Shreditor, and a few of the Blizzard's (I'm unfamiliar with this brand), Line Sick Days.

 

Let me know your ideas, input is much appreciated!

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If I were you I would buy this

 

http://starthaus.com/2014-nordica-hell-back-ski-blem-23602.html

 

excelente price, good ski that will work on east coast grommers as well as skiing in the west resorts!

 

If you want something narrower you could try the Steadfast

 

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/nordica-steadfast-alpine-skis~p~7053y/?filterString=s~steadfast%2F&colorFamily=01

 

couple it with an extra 40% and you can have it for a great price as well!

 

Since you asked for 2014 models I tried to point you to what I consider great deals on leftovers from last season!

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If I were you I would buy this

 

http://starthaus.com/2014-nordica-hell-back-ski-blem-23602.html

 

excelente price, good ski that will work on east coast grommers as well as skiing in the west resorts!

Winner!

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skiessientials.com you can last years skis there if you know what you want.

Of those you listed the Mantra is where I would go. I also ski VT. I'm on Volkl Kendo's, a great all mountain ski for the east. A few of the buddies have stepped up to them or the NRG100 for a everyday ski. I'm still not convinced you not that much ski for everyday here. I have fat skis for those day's when you need them.
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Since most of your time is on the east coast and you already have a wide ski, I would go for a mid-80s waist hard-snow oriented ski.  Something like a Fischer Motive 86, Rossi E88 or Head Rev85.   

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