I've been on an original pair of 1080s (177's) for about 8 years now and its time for a new pair. I get about 20-30 days a year at Mount Snow VT. I go out west once every year or so. I'm an aggressive expert skiier. 6'1" 215 lbs. I stay in the woods on the North face when it's good. I love bumps too. The more I think about it though, I spend the majority of the time bombing down the mountain on groomers because of the east coast conditions. I went into the shop inquiring about the Volkl Bridge and the Atomic Snoop Daddy based on recommendations here and at a previous shop (Shop A). This shop (shop b) also highly recommended the Nordica Hot Rod Afterburner and the Salomon Lord. I ended up demoing the Lord. Shop A was saying nothing but good things about the Atomic Snoop Daddies (leaning towards last years since twin tips don't matter to me, I'm pretty much done with park. Last years model is a little lighter and I like the graphics better.) They really only had Atomic and some other hand made skis. They said the Snoop Daddies and the Bridges were very comparable. The S.D. was named the most versatile ski in recent tests. Also the graphics are better with the Atomic (I agree, but thats the least of it) Shop B was downplaying the Snoop Daddies. He would barely even talk about them. He was barely talking about the Bridges as well. When he was talking about the Bridges, he was saying that they would be great for me. The Volkl AC50 would be even better for me for carving, but they won't do as well in the bumps. I borrowed my buddies Bridges the week before. He has last years model in 185. They felt more like the 1080's I'm used to. They held their edge and the turns were predictable - not nearly as lively as the Lords though. The bridge's liked longer turns too. Shop B's recommendation was 1. Nordica Hot Rod, 2. Salomon Lord, 3. Volkl Bridge 4. Atomic Snoop Daddies. Shop B also had the K2 Extremes, (which I've heard good things on here) but again, they blew past them. I'll be demoing the Hot Rods soon. I went to another shop that had the Libtech skiis there. The freeride ski look awesome and sounds awesome, but I'm a little worried. No one else is using that technology, and the salesman didn't know much about them. They were mroe expensive than the other skiis I was looking at too. Any other recommendations? I'll be posting more reviews when I try them out and I'll let you know which way I end up going.