I think at your ability and from what you describe as your skiing "intent", you'd love the RX 8. I'm certainly not an expert skier and I find that it fits both the "hard charging" performance niche as well as when I'm skiing it in the relaxed mode. There are some skis that, IMO don't across the "performance to fun" line very easy. I have a Dynastar Ski Cross 10 that's this way in my experience. If I ski it all day, by the end of the day it's kicking my @ss, but I'm fine all day, everyday, on my RX 8's. Good luck and welcome to EpicSki.
BTW, the only thing that everybody here can agree on is that EpicSki rocks. Stay tuned.
[ March 05, 2004, 08:49 PM: Message edited by: Coach13 ]