I am looking for a 2nd pair of skis to complement my Fischer RX Fire 8's. I ski mostly Vermont slopes (Killington, Smugglers Notch, Bromley, Stratton), so western powder is only a once-every-few-years event! After trying several skis for my primary pair, I really have enjoyed the "feel" of the Fischer RX Fire 8's ... they just seem to fit me well. Had a good conversation with Scott (dawgcatching) that was VERY helpful ... I would just like a few more opinions. I am 5' 10", 167 lbs. and, from what I can determine in the definitions I have read, probably a Level 8 skier. I want something around the 78-82 mm waist range. Looking at something just a hair more forgiving and less of a crossover with my RX Fire 8's capabilities than the iM78. Right now looking at Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ, Elan Magfire 82 Ti, Fischer Watea 78. Considered Legend 8000 as well, but probably a little damper than the feel I like.
I would greatly appreciate opinions on these or other suggestions.
BTW, Scott (dawgcatching) is great to deal with and would be my first choice to buy from!