I'm replacing my 187 Bones this year. I loved the ski and it worked great for me in most conditions. Very occasionally, I wished for a more playful ski in harder/larger bumps, but I was usually happy with my bump performance on these skis. I was always happy about the length when charging in steeps or somewhat cruddy conditions. Groomers were OK, but I have other skis for groomer days. I was thinking of going with the 180 Bone this year, with the thought that the increased bite of the upgraded model might provide a happy medium place, although I would hate to give up the full-on ability of the ski to deal with whatever I ran across.
On the other hand, I've recently looked at the Enforcer, and the reviews have been quite good. The 185 seems like a very interesting ski, but I have not actually been on a pair
It seems that the Bones would be more stable and have more bite.
The Enforcer would be a bit more playful with an 18 metre radius instead of the 21 metre radius of the Bones, as well as having slightly softer tails.
The Enforcer would be a bit easier to ski in bumps, although I generally like the Bones in the bumps (with the above proviso)
I suspect that the Bones would perform better on hardpack.
Both would be good in trees.
Both would be decent in pow, but again, I have other skis for pow days.
I weigh 170 and am a strong aggressive skier for someone my age (57). I've skied 40 to 90 days per year for the last ten years, but anticipate skiing more this year. I ski mostly in Canadian Rockies, but will be living in Bend part time this year, so I'll ski Bachelor a bit. My other skis include various sl and gs race skis, 178 MX88 (which I think I'll sell this year), Automatics, 186 Line Supernatural 108, and Magnum 8.0 Ti.
Any thoughts to help decrease (or perhaps increase) the clutter in my head???