I originally posted this in the wrong forum, soo here it goes... My dilemma...I need new skis bad for this season. I am poor. I want to try to stay under $500 for a complete setup skis, binding and boots. So I never had a chance to demo any of the skis but they seem to be what I'm looking for 50%park and 50%all mountain. I can get the 2003-2004 Mike Nick Pros 171 out the door for $250 or I can get the 2005 PE 169 for $360. Holding both skis, the Nicks are lighter. For those who have skied them both, whats your opinion on it? Were the PEs more stable than the Nicks (less chatter) going fast due to the extra weight? Thanks for the info fellows.