Now Oboe! I specifically said they were lacking in the deep pow, off piste and crud. But, jellybeans key thought was "getting better in moguls" which makes the Viper a better choice cause they rip in moguls. I didn't mean to slight anyones K2's especially yours. Now, I'm stating this because I ski almost every day with a friend who has the Axis and they shine every where but the bumps. I have used them and I prefer the Viper. I also think that had you gotten the Viper in a longer length you wouldn't have needed to buy the K2. The K2 is more friendly to you because it is more forgiving. Reason being it is longer and has more backseat to ride till you recover your balance. You get out of wack on those 160's and you're going to find yourself in the snow old buddy. If I could only own one ski for all conditions, it wouldn't be the T Power Viper. I bring out the Banditxx for the crud. But, for groomers, light pow, and moguls, I think the ski is the best i've been on in many years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
By the way, I see you're finally getting some snow!