I like the Bent Chetlers but have heard that they ski short and are pretty soft. I like a stiffer ski. I like the camber and rocker but am concerned about the stiffness. Will they hold up well on big drops/drops to hard pack? Can they hold their own on straightlines or will they get squirly? I like the playfulness and pop for hit runs but are they light/quick enough for spins? Apparently the 183 skis quite short and the 192 are hard to come by this time of year.
The New Lifes seem like a pretty good ski but also pretty fat. I'm wondering how they hold up on groomers? Also, how do they hold up on icy/choppy steeps? Are the skis very stiff? Ive heard that Surface are generally stiffer than other skis. I also like the symetrical dimensions for skiing switch. For someone that just got off a stiff 186 ski, would the 184 feel too short/noodly? Would I be better off with the 194 or would that be too big if I want to jib around with em? I would love to hear any feed back about these as I havent been able to find too many reviews.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Any other ski suggestions?