Answering that takes more knowledge of your skiing than Betaracer or anyone here has. For one thing a stiff ski (tip and tail) are typically better in crud (less chatter). But overall, a stronger, more aggressive skier may like the current one better, but the softer ski it seems will be better for a larger group of skiers (based on typical soft/stiff logic).
Betaracer, in case you missed my post burried in a thread below... I have noticed that the recommended mounting position on the 10.ex (and maybe other Atomic models, haven't checked) is further back by a couple cm than comparable fat freeride skis in same length. Do you know why this is? Is it tied to the ski design/ flex pattern or does it represent Atomic's opinion on where all fat freeride ski should be mounted?
[This message has been edited by Freefall (edited February 28, 2001).]</FONT>