HAHA OMFLIPPENFRAGGAL god! this was probably the funniest thing i have ever read. you are all idiots for trying to talk your way out of every comeback. its like kids fighting. "well youre the dumby." "no youre the dumbyer." haha i fucking love you guys.
AAAAAAnyways. The opus is probably the greatest ski i have ever ridden. along side of the armada jj, it has the perfect amount of pop to really get into a playful carve. i have heard people complain about it being to flimsy, but i have had no problem what so ever. i drop cliffs a lot and i ride the PNW. (super heavy shit if you didnt know) and thats saying something. and if you are really concerned about the stiffness, the 2013 has just 1 more layer of wood that strengthened it a little more, but trust me it is definitely still playful.
the bentchetlers are going to be less stiff, and a looooott more surfy, meaning they are only fun when you take looooong radius turns. although i have heard great things about them in trees too.
both skis are pretty versatile, the opus being a little more, and both skis are going to be great in powder.
think of this.
If you ride a pow ski in the conditions that a pow ski is meant for, you are going to have fun no matter what. period. dont listen to those guys who are constantly like "oh well this ski is to blank, and this ski is like a noodle." every ski is fun, just in different ways. you will be happy no matter what. if you get a ski that does what you like best, it will make you a lazy skier. you should try and get a ski that will challenge you and make you work on your weeknesses. like if you are noodled legged, then get the jj (known for squirlyness) and try and teach yourself to keep solid tied legs. trust me too. all skis have something that is "bad" about them. but once you teach yourself to get through the bads, then you will learn just how great the ski actually is. ive tried all skis (i work at a ski shop)anyways, please tell me if this helped. i use this short speech for potential buyers of equipment and want to know if it helped at all.
anyways best of wishes and happy shopping/holidays. fuck it MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS YOU JEWISH HOES!