So a bit about me - I am 6'1, 205 pounds, very athletic type skier. Don't really do too many tight trees just from a personal fear issue, but love the bumps, moguls, steeps, and long windy crusiers - I usually keep my max speeds to around 50mph from personal fear as well. I have been using Fischer Motive 88s in 176cm length for the past several years, and they are starting to show their age and I am now looking for a new ski to replace them.
Where I ski the most is basically all over the place - a trip or 2 to the Pocono's each year to make sure my legs still work and my boots don't suck from sitting in the closet for 8 months, a week or so up to Vermont, and now recently have convinced my wife after a trip to Aspen/Snowmass that we're going out west for a week every year.
Only problem is that she won't support owning multiple skis...(don't need to hear about it from everyone, I just have to live with it haha).
So as I said, the Fischer's are starting to die, and it's time for something new. While at Snowmass this year, I had the opportunity to demo Kastle MX88's and FX94's. Mind you I was out west last week when they got 3 feet of snow over 3 nights...absolutely amazing conditions. Both skis felt amazing going through the soft groomers as well as the 1-2 feet of powder stashes all around the mountain.
I'm having a hard time deciding on which ski I liked more...and how that is going to translate to skiing back east. I know that I definitely want to foray into a longer length, somewhere in the 180-186 range (I bought the Fischers as I was improving myself into an expert level skier over the past few years, and feel 100% comfortable going down pretty much anything with them).
Does anyone have thoughts/stories about using the MX88's or FX94's here on the east? Would the 94 be to wide for the Killington's and Camelbacks of the world, or am I simply overthinking this, especially since I already OSQ the Fischer 88's?