I am an advanced/expert skier who ski's mostly on the West coast - Tahoe (20+ days), trips to Whistler/Utah/CO. I am a lightweight smaller athletic guy - 5'5", 135. I am about 30% groomers, 70% trees/powder/off-piste...that is when snowfall allows :)
I am currently skiing a Blizzard Bonafide (131/98/116) in a 173. Its a great ski on groomers/crud, but feels like its a little too stiff for my weight and seems just a bit long and not as poppy when trying to maneuver in tight spaces. I like the underfoot width of the Bonafide so looking in that same range.
My wife is 5'5", 150 and skis on the same ski (Bonafide) in a 166 and LOVES it. She is an aggressive and strong skier. Unfortunately I would love to give her ski a shot but her bindings won't allow it due to mounting.
Looking at any recommendations for stuff I should demo and sizes/ski's others are happy with.
Thank you - Steve