fx, I think when asking this kind of question, it helps to share some personal info. Your location, terrain preferences, skill level, objectives and size can all come into play. Both skis have been reviewed and commented on. Apache Chief is wider, more of a powder ski, but stiffer and is going to respond better to a big skier. The B3 (soon to be B4), is a versitile softer ski that has been given very good reviews, but has been noted to be buffeted in crud. Wish I could share personal experience, but if you will expand on your post, I'm sure someone can help.