Okay, so I'm really not sure what to do here. I'll be on the East coast until January, but have a pair of beat up Trouble Makers I can use to ride park here. Then, I plan on moving West. I can't afford to buy a pair of pow skis and park skis, and the edges are so killed on the skis I have now (literally, they are completely ripped off), that i'm pretty uncomfortable hitting jumps with them.
So I guess I'm looking for the magical "one-ski-quiver." I really want to ride some real terrain and shred as much pow as possible after 21 years of East Coast riding, but the park will always have a soft spot in my heart, and I'd love to still hit booters and handrails. So here is the dilemma: Bacons or Lizzies? They're the exact same price, I'm just not sure if the 172 cm size of the Bacon is enough.
I'm 5'7", 150 lbs and prefer a ski in the 174-178 range. So should I go to 172 with the Bacons or 182 with the Lizzies? Any experience riding park and pow with either ski?
I mean I guess I'd also consider Anthems or EP Pros, but I feel like Anthems are maybe too park specific and EP Pros are too pow specific? This is the hardest decision of my life, help a fellow NSer out!