I'm new to this forum and like all newbies I'm asking likely a redundant question.
Anyhow, I'm an advanced skier, primarily skiing in Vermont. 6' 184lbs and I get out about 12-15 days a season. My current ski is a K2 Aftershock at 184 - 130/86/114... My buddy who I ski with is an expert skier and we're often going off into the trees. I like my K2's on past, they love to charge, and then are great when there's a hit of powder, but on a normal East Coast day when I'm in the trees it feel like I'm trying to maneuver a strong muscle car when I'd rather be in nimble Porsche 911. I have been thinking of going shorter on the skis something in the 170's might help.
Early research pushed me to consider the Line Prophet and the Rossignol Experience 100ti. Then one retailer suggested the Rossignol 88's and the Soul 7's. Another suggestion was the Blizzard Bonafides, which I demoed in 2013 and enjoyed but didn't enjoy enough to buy... My local shop suggested the Nordicia NRg 90 and a suggested length of 185 - they said the ski skis short and is a lot lighter than my current Aftershocks. I plan to keep my Aftershock and use them in conjunction with the new ski but you know it's likely that the new all mountain ski might fully replace my current ski.
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.