I'm a solid intermediate-advanced intermediate. I ski out west in SLC or Colorado once, maybe twice a year. I own the Atomic SX:11 in a 180... way too much ski for me. I'm looking at the B78. I want a light-weight, easy to handle ski that I can actually carry back to my car at the end of the day. With the SX:11, I'm absolutely drained after a few hours. I spend most of my time on groomed runs. I also plan on hitting a few jumps here and there. Will the B78 be too stiff? I would definitely like some flex.
I'm 6'-0", 172lbs and looking at a 166cm length.
The only reason I'm considering buying rather than renting is because I can get a great deal on these skis. Not to mention the fact that renting is just a pain in the arse.