qualifying question to answer your question...
are you going though the crud at higher edge angles? what speed?
In other words, if you are pretty flat on the ski, the old one wil feel more stable imo. there is just more material, so more inertia. i've found that if i tip the 94 up more, it quiets down in chunky stuff.
also, once again, based on what you said, you ski at moderate speeds, and there it should be just as good to better. the old one was longitudinally stiffer so at higher speeds it would be better.
it's tough to pigeon hole this ski, all i know is that for me, it has a sweet shape, flex and feel.
unlike many of the skis I've skied on lately, it really likes short to medium reboundy turns. i skied it in over a foot yesterday(2 feet of new underneath that was heavy, with about a foot on top, so sinking to between boot top and knee height) and in some ways, it reminded me of when all pow turns were rebound, porpoise turns. you didn't have to use that turn, but it sure liked the flex and pop turn of old (which i enjoy as well). it would surf longer turns too, but the one that really made me smile as the shorter one...
today, i did find a worthwhile pitch and depth that it couldn't float. i was guiding an advanced (he called himself an expert... but, from NJ
), and i got some good pow runs on moderate pitches. I was taking the client to runs that had been groomed before the last 6 inches to a foot, and off the sides I found 2 to 3 foot deep areas. i couldn't get enough speed to plane this ski out. of course, the only ski i saw really coming up here was a pontoon...
so, there is a spot in my quiver for a 110cm plus, soft playful ski, but i sure havn't found one. Anyone?
PS for Mehama, I must fess up that I have many many skis that I liked more then my big stix 84. the green 86 was much higher on my list, and many others. that ski didn't click that well for me, even though on paper it should have... so, that may qualify my comparison a bit, as I obviously really like this 94.