Any input/comparison on these would be appreciated.
Looking for something to bring out when it hasn't snowed for awhile -- somewhat more hard snow & tight bump oriented to complement my K2 Sideshows (90mm waist, 181cm, some tip rocker), but with some versatility for softer & set-up conditions. I like the Sideshows a lot and they're are all I need for softer snow days.
Looking for a good compromise of easy & playful everywhere while still offering a reasonable top end @ speed and in weird conditions / crud.
I'm 5'10" 180 lbs., mostly Colorado front range with a fair share of Loveland crud, trees, steeps. Almost 50 years on skis. Technically solid and moderately aggressive on good days. Kinda wimpy but still mostly solid on other days. More old school ball of foot, shin-to-cuff, narrow stance.
177 looks to be a good length in the NRGY90 & K2. The 176 in FX84 looks to be quite short in comparison -- a good couple of inches shorter that the 177's in the others. But there's less tip rocker in FX's so maybe they would ski to comparable length?
Quite a bit of tip rocker on NRGY seems like it might be a little vague in initiating?
Thanks in advance.
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