Thanks to everyone for input, I can fairly see both approaches now. HigwayStar, thanks for your "different" angle view. However, as I'm not a freeriding movie star with DIN15+, I decided to try naxos. To change a topic little bit, do you think that Monsters88 will accomplish my needs? I demoed Legends 8800's last season, which I liked a lot (in soft snow), but I have a little worries about them in icy conditions (which are inevitable in Europe). HS mentioned Legends Pro, I think this is a little bit too much. I would like to stay around 90mm range. Any other ski to take a look at?
While my Dynastars are the Inspired rather than the 8800, I think whatever differences there might between the 8800 and the Inspired are minimal. I ski the 8800 in a 188cm and the iM88 in a 186cm. (I weigh 195#)
The 8800 is a really fun soft-snow ski. It's easy to flex, turny, and just a very good ski for powder and crud. It can be skied slowly and I believe it's pretty forgiving. While it's "okay" on hard, smooth snow, my own opinion is that it's a bit too flexible torsionally to be really good if you're skiing a lot of hardpack. To my way of thinking, it will hook up and carve on pretty hard snow, but it just seems to take more effort and more pronounced angles to get it to do that. (Now it could be that my weight is at the upper end of what that ski in that length is made for.)
I think the iM88 is a little stiffer all around. It has a really smooth and powerful flex, but it likes a little more speed than the 8800. The iM88 really lights up when your speed ramps up a bit. It just seems that it takes less effort to hook it up on hard snow and keep it in a carve. It skis soft snow well, crud like a tank, and makes great turns on hard snow. Given your description of how you ski and the conditions you'll face most of the time, I think the iM88 would be a better choice.
Just my thoughts (and I am a Head rep, so take that into account).