Here's a list of skis I've been on recently with my thoughts on each.
Blizzard X-Power 810 Ti IQ 174 - OK, but seemed a little heavy.
Blizzard Brahma 173 - Seemed a little stiff, didn't really ever click with them, also probably should have been on the 180
Blizzard Bonafide 180 (2016) - Just felt like too much ski for me. Didn't feel very confident on them.
K2 AMP Rictor 82 XTI - Liked these OK.
K2 AMP Rictor 90 XTI - Liked these, maybe even a little more than the 82.
K2 iKonic 85 (2016) - Liked these but would have to wait until next season for them.
K2 Pinnacle 95 (2016) - Definitely too much ski for me. Felt big and heavy.
Nordica NRGY 90 177 - Liked these a lot.
Nordica NRGY 100 185 - Wish I could have tried these in the 177 length. 185 just felt too long.
Rossignol Experience 88 172 - These seemed a little too turny, but might need to revisit. First skis I demoed this season.
Rossignol Sin 7 180 - Skied these with 6" of fresh and had a blast on them. Gave me a lot of confidence in the crud.
Rossignol Soul 7 180 - Skied these the same day as the Sin 7's. I felt more confident on the narrower Sin 7.
Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS 175 (2016) - I liked these a lot. Same as 2015 I think.
Salomon Q-90 177 (2016) - Probably my favorites so far, but I'm wondering if it is just because they are so soft. Very lightweight.
Salomon Rocker2 100 (2016) - Didn't care for these. They didn't feel very stable. Not very confidence inspiring.
Völkl V-Werks RTM 176 - Too stiff. Too much ski for me.
Volkl RTM 84 176 (2016) - Also seemed too stuff. Reminded me of the Blizzard 810 Ti.
Haven't tried these yet, but thinking I should put them on the list:
Head Rev 85
Kastle MX 88
I skied the 2016 skis at Copper last week. I'd like to buy a pair this season, so most of those are out, but maybe my comments will be of some use.
I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at this point and I don't really trust my own judgement. I'd like to end up with a two ski quiver, so I'm trying to decide on the narrower front-side everyday ski and then maybe buy something wider next season.
The Salomon Q-90 felt very light and comfortable, but I'm wondering if it would be too soft for a mostly groomer ski. I'd like to narrow the list back down to two or three options and go back for another round of demos.
Thanks for your help!