I am new to the forum and really appreciate all of the well-reasoned discussion. So thanks in advance for any feedback on my post.
This is probably totally lame to seek 4X4-like performance, but I want to go to one set of gear for resort and back country.
I am an expert skier but only a little experience with back country. Do a bit of mountain climbing so I figure I will do a Shasta decent this Spring. A few have pointed me to the K2 Backlash but I feel like the width will make it a poor ski for ice and variable snow in tight trees. How confused am I? Are there any better performing skis that can still make sense for back country? I guess I can manage some extra weight.
Need news skis and like climbing so now making the move to Rondonee.... been on Atomic Betas (old and well worn now) which I have found are pretty good on crud and just OK on everything else. I want a much better performing ski but still expect (Sierra) crud will be the majority of resort skiing. For back country I want a solid ski on variable snow (wind pack, ice, crusty, narrow) and figure any ski that I pick will be just fine for powder.
I really appreciate the feedback. Understand the 4X4s come with alpine bindings so may be out, but from the discussions this sounds the the ski I would buy if I was staying in bounds.
Any better back-country performance than the K2 Backlash?