38 years old. 5' 8, 165 lbs. pretty athletic(crossfit and running)
Grew up at Jay Peak, spent 5 years in Europe, 2 years at Stowe, back at Jay again.
Was always quite aggressive, usually faster guy in the group. Solid technique. Tele'd for 3 years back in when it was cool( I know, ha ha). HOWEVER, now I'm older and don't ski as much, skiing more with my kids as they grow up.
Actually don't like the woods that much unless there is a lot of new snow. Enjoy arcing big fast turns and quick ones on the very edge of the trail.
Past skis- stockli asteroid186, fisher big stick 84 186, volkl gotamas 183, DPS wailer105 (too big) and most recently, bridges 179(really liked) had 176 mantras last year but didn't like them, too planky.
I'm looking to ski mostly groomers and the glades if they are aren't frozen moguls in there. My favorite is new snow on ungroomed groomers(almost like above treeline) or just really buff groomers. Would a 178 mx88 be a good length or 168? How are they at slower speeds? Shorter turns? Can they venture in the woods?
Would a 179 p90 be more user friendly/versatile?
I know there are other skis in this category but I'm really interested in any advice on these two. Thanks!