This past season is really the first time when I had the luxury of skiing a quiver ranging from 79 to 110 underfoot, and my impression is that at this point the best compromise "daily driver" ski in the West tends to be around 94-96 mm underfoot. I am wondering what your favorite skis are in this range and what you think of them.
I did get to demo a few ove the last couple of years, so here are my capsule results:
Mantra: Had a tip that was way too hooky and unstable for my taste. Just not my cup of tea.
Watea 94: Loads of fun in corn snow, but borderline scary in hard cruddy snow or on ice.
Mojo 94: This one was fun in most conditions, and super-smooth yet turny, but didn't quite have the energy of either Mantra or W94.
Rossi B4: Smooth, super-damp, super-predictable, almost lazy, not a good ski on hard snow, and not quick enough relative to other skis. Best in a wide-open bowl. Hard to believe that at 94 underfoot it was a powder-specific ski in the Rossi line a few short years ago.