Thanks for the input/info. I have a pow ski also, the line influence 115. My 108(currently a line supernatural 108) in my quiver is for days when there IS fresh snow but Not double digits. I like the SN108 a ton but on Sunday when we had 5 inches over the day befores 8, the groomers down low were a real shit show of scratch and soft piles. My 108s weren't tracking well, and made me think of the monster 108 I recently read the blister review of. I'm sure any ski would be a handful in those conditions(my buddies confirmed they feared for their life maching down them- one sick skier on a nordica girish)
I just love the dampness of the monster 88 and the great edge and miss that when I'm on my 108(which is pretty damp and pretty decent edge) . I'm hoping that the monster 108(maybe downsized to a 177) might give me a bit of that monster feel I like while handling the crud and single digit pow days just fine. Let's be honest, pow days in bounds are only untracked for an hour or so. After that, we're talking broken pow, chop, and scraping the hard stuff below.
Haven't found a place to demo here, will call around.
Mark, I assume the 108 has a bit more rocker then the 88?