So here we go. Advice please on a first time ski purchase. I'm a solid intermediate, 5th time skiing now at SP this year- happy on blues and easier blacks. Getting intense lessons from Ski Adventures whilst at Sun peaks this time around. I've got my own boots and they fit pretty well, not perfect but probably as close I can get to without a custom mould given the flippers on the end of my legs. I am looking at my first ski purchase and am trying to narrow the skis down to three to demo. I am 50, 185 cm, 84 kg and an AFL and track cycling background. Hence I am reasonably strong and fit and can make up for my numerous technical flaws with sustained leg contraction. I currently have minimal off piste/ side piste experience and to be honest, with my wonky knees, back country skiing is probably off the table so it will be about 75/25 piste/off piste in the future. I have skied the volkl rtm 84 2017 as a renter and thought it was really stiff, also the dynastar legend 84 and it was a little "floppy" for want of a better word. On research, I was considering the Head monster 83 (or new V10 as an 85), Atomic vantage x 85 cti, or 2019 Volkl rtm 84. Ideally I am looking for a ski that I can "grow with" and get comfortable on all terrains. Im looking to ski in North America, NZ and Oz so i'll need something that can hold ice as well as the pretty canadian snow. All advice and suggestions gratefully received.