I have been skiing the B5i, 172 for the last 3 seasons. It is my all mountain ski. I have powder specific skis. The B5 replaced my Rossi 9S Oversize Ti. 174.
Ski the Pacific NW, 6'4", 175 lb., former level 3 Instr.,ski 60-80 days a season, ski fast. Love the B5, but it is time to try something else. Friends suggested I would like the SS magnum 177 or the Contact 4x4 178. This ski would see duty all over the mountain, groomers and cut up snow, once the snow is near boot top I switch to powder skis. Any suggestions.