I'm looking to pick up a new pair of skis for this winter, I was gonna go with some Sir Francis Bacons but I am wondering if the 2012 Blends would be "good enough" since I can get them for quite a bit cheaper.
I'm teaching in Hokkaido, so I ski mostly at Niseko, so quite a bit of powder riding, but I also want to ride a bit of park/groomers too of course.
I'm 6' and 140lbs, an intermediate skier. Do you think the Blend's 100mm waist is good enough, or will the SFB's be worth the extra dough?
Also, size recommendations would be appreciated too. I hear that the SFB's ride quite short, so I was thinking the 184cm, but is that the case for the Blends as well, or will 178's suffice?