I need to choose between HEAD Cyclic 115 in a 181cm and the Blizzard Gunsmoke 114 in a 186. The reviews of these skis that I have read rate them about equal.
I am 5' 9" 185lb and have spent 50 years skiing on "Eastern Hardpack" and am moving to western Canada this summer. My usual skis are FIS Race GS 180-183 cm 23 M. I always have my skis waxed and edges honed and prefer to ski as fast as conditions and crowds permit. I have a pair of K2 EXT for all mountain thin conditions, I'm looking to buy a ski for good coverage days and powder. I expect to ski soft western moguls frequently. I have a pair of K2 244's that I've used for closely packed eastern rock hard moguls but I don't expect to need them much in the west.
Please confine suggestions one of these two skis, I have struggled to eliminate many worthy contenders.
Your advice is greatly appreciated.