Whipper and Eric thanks - excellent suggestions, thanks.
Wildcat - no way I'm losing the 8000s, don't trust anything to be better for everything. I just sold some skis I know were beloved by both of us and that was my Contact11s(172cm). They were MAYBE a skosh better in the bumps than the 8000s, but not enough to warrant having them when they didn't do other things as well. With a @15m radius, after the jollies wore off, I just got tired of turning all the time. I don't feel the need for anything less than @17m to be truthful. Do you think the 4x4 would match the 8000 in bumps, I wouldn't think so. Why does it matter so much? I don't know if its my ski area or my posse, but we always end up in the bumps a good portion of any ski day.
Jim - I'm aware of the trade offs and I'm willing to give a bit in the bumps for the increased carving ability. Think about it, if you just took the 8000 and decreased the entire geometry to a 70mm waist, it would likely torsionally carve better and possibly be even better in the bumps, but at the obvious cost of all-mountain ability. I guess I'm looking for a high end front side ski that is just forgiving enough to make bump skiing manageable.