its that time of year again :-) and i'm in the hunt for some new sticks. i current have a pair of Watea 84 176 length. great ski, super light, snappy and responsive. turns on a dime. where they let me down is at speed, in crud and on pow days.at high speed i just feel unstable and on the edge on wiping out as they chatter along. i am looking for a ski to add as second ski, something to balance out the watea. i want something that i can use when the snow is dumping, or after when things get chopped up or sierra cement days. this is not a replacement ski, so it should compliment the watea 84. i ski Tahoe almost 98% of the time. maybe the rare west coast trip (BC, Colorado, Utah, Mammoth). i am 6'2" 250 lbs. and mostly stick on/near runs, blues and blacks, some light trees. both the mantra and the 999 are on the short list, and i am thinking in the mid 180's size. this is tough choice for me, thanks in advance.