I tried out a 176 Rossi B1 today. It seemed like it would do the trick. Conditions were very mushy and fairly "choppy" as there were lots of little (not big enough to have to ski around
piles of crushed ice piled up everywhere and it managed to smooth things out. The snow was too sticky to get up to any really scary speed and there was no hard ice, but it handled the Double Blacks at Blue Mountain Ontario as fast as I could get them to go. I took them through some smallish moguls and they worked great. I took the through some big moguls and I could tell that if I didn't suck at moguls they would be great there too. I took them for a spin right afte taking some 160 Equipe 10 SC skis for a rip, so it did seem like I had giant spoons at the front for a while, but they certainly worked better in these conditions that the SCs. I think a shorter version would be better for making tight turns around trees.