Season's greetings. I'm looking to pick up a pair of new skis for use in the northeast only. I spend all my time carving on the frontside and am looking for skis with excellent grip at speed. (My mogul days are behind me, so that's not a consideration.) I'm 6 feet, 230 lbs, and ski at about a 7. I think I've narrowed my choice down to the Fischer Progressor 9+ or the Dynastar Contact Cross, relying largely on the excellent commentary on this site and on realskiers. I've demoed both skis this season -- the Fischers in a 175 and the Dynastars in a 172. Based on my size, I assume I'll want the longest ski available for either (the Fischer is a 180, the Dynastar a 178, I believe). I really like both skis and am having a hard time making a final decision. I was hoping to ski the Fischers again this weekend (the other time I was on this year's model was very early in the season, in poor conditions), but the longest pair I can find to demo near where I'll be is a 170. I'm not sure whether that's even worth it, so I'm looking for a final push in either direction, or for someone to tell me I should hold off and try the Progressors (in at least a 175) again. Thanks in advance for any comments.