Blizzard Argos 187: swapped them out almost immediatly. they felt heavier and less responsive than the gotamas on groomers, and I couldn't get through the crud or float on the powder. i could feel the snow pulling and slowing me down
After the last 2 1/2 years on the Goat and several outings on the Katana over that period, my experience re: those two skis is the opposite of yours. I find the Goat far more nimble than the Katana and not heavy feeling at all in comparison. I have skied my Argos on all or part of about 15 days so far this year. It is of course not as good a deep snow ski as a Katana but is more nimble feeling to me in all other conditions and given the target I set for it, more versatile than the Katana. The Argos is also a lighter ski than either of the Volkls.
A few possible reasons come to mind for your poor experience on the Argos.
A) At my 195# I am comfortable on the Argos 180. You may have just overgunned yourself.
B) The Argos is a true 187 and has a longer RS than the Katana or Goat 190
C) If the 187 was set up in the rear mount position, it could make it feel even bigger.
D) Out of the box, Blizzards are a bit too flat and "edgey" for western snow and need a good hand tune.
E) All the above..................
Then again.....could be phase of the moon or just another earlobe deal.