So, last year I just bought a new pair of skis, but they already broke due to transportation fails (that's another story).
Anyways, I was looking at the latigos and the magnum 8.0 ti's since both are available and on sale at a local store, and they seem to have really good reviews.
I generally ski at snowshoe, WV, but I go out west around 2-3 times a year, went to vail and breck last year, going to utah this year, probably park city. But this will be mainly for east coast hardpack skiing. I'll generally be on hardpack runs but I'll hit up moguls or some softer snow if I can find it. I ski around 30-40 days a year, but maybe less this season due to school. I was evaluated at vail last year during a lesson, the instructor said I was a "solid 8." I'm fairly small at 5'8 and 140 pounds, but I'm still growing. I really enjoy blasting down runs at high speeds and carving, as well as making fast turns in moguls.
Note that these skis are both previous year models, hence the cheap prices, but I don't think the Latigo has changed, and the Magnums are discontinued iirc. It appears that the magnum is supposed to be more frontside oriented, even though the Latigo is narrower, so I'm not quite sure what that means. Anyways, I hope you guys can give some helpful input on which ski is better suited for me and even just the general differences between the two.