For an east-coast skier, needing a one ski quiver (maybe 2 next year,) and having opportunities to buy one of these skis at a price that won't break the bank I decided I would ask you your recommendation.
Advanced/Expert skier, used to race (but not anymore,) 5'11', 165 lbs, 10-15 days/season/ East coast (mostly hardpack, but often crud, bumps or trees)
I enjoy having a powerful ski that I can carve in various turn sizes. Also wouldn't mind a ski that is still forgiving, as I'm not always on top of my game.
For sizing I'm thinking 177 in the rictor or 173 in the mx83.
Probably won't be able to demo the MX83s but could demo the rictors.
I have heard great things about both skis (though this forum definitely prefers the mx83,) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
EDIT: both of these would be the 2014 models