Find a shop where you can demo to buy. Probably your best bet. I know my shop does it and you can try as many pairs of skis as you like for 2 days for $90 then the $90 goes towards the purchase of the skis and you get a free binding mount.
I like the pipe cleaners. I use a pair of invaders for the pipe and keep them super sharp and its my favorite so far (but I'm a girl, so they ski different for me)
Find like 3 you want to try though and have at it. Just make sure you do it on ideal snow days and that if you decide to purchase you ask for the same tune that your demos had.