thanks for the replies, here's what i've discovered after trying a few things--95-100mm is the $$width for me underfoot, around 180-185 is a $$ length. I figured out that after 2 years of not skiing and just getting back into it, and after 15lbs of muscle atrophy in my legs, the ANTs are now riding ME. so I am opting for something way softer, but around the same footprint as my old sth pistols, which i loved for all kinds of fuck-aroundery. The answer to all my problems?? The ARVs--basically a slightly stiffer (old) pistol, give or take a mm of sidecut. I'm pulling the trigger on a set very soon and will be using them as a 1-ski quiver until my legs build up again--maybe then I can graduate to goats or the next level up in stiffness.