I’m looking for opinions on the 178cm Blackeye Ti as a good all mountain ski to replace my 176cm Fischer AMC 76s. I’m 5’10 195 in good shape. I’ve been skiing for over 30 years and am a solid level 7. I ski about 20 to 30 days a year mostly in New Mexico at Santa Fe where we have great tree and glade terrain and also a few days at Taos. These will be my everyday skis, which consist of about 40% trees and glades, 35% groomers and 25% bumps. When I am on blue and black groomers I ski very fast with GS type turns, in the trees I ski mostly black terrain and not double blacks unless it’s fresh and deep then I would be on my Watea 101s. On bump runs I am almost always on blacks.
I have the Watea 101s for deep days and Volkl Supersport Superseeds for an occasional groomer oriented day. I am inclined to stay under 80 for width because I carve a pretty good edge on groomers and don’t like the feel of an 80+ skis when I am doing that. I found my Fischer AMCs good for most of what I like to do but they have a speed limit and are a little unstable in chop.
Any comments from those with experience on the Blackeyes is appreciated.