Originally Posted by rickg
I know I sound like a broken record.....
Try the Volkl AC30. Do a search on this forum and I am sure all of my raves will pop up.
Dood, your infatuation with the AC30 has gone from being annoying to appearing truly over-the-top juvenile.I mean c'mon, 154 posts in 3 months, and EVERY one of them seemingly another "AC30 is the answer" (question seemingly unimportant) is just a little much.
Look, it's a good groomer carving ski and has good edge hold on ice (yes, yes, I've been on it and the AC50). It is NOT however a good all mountain ski compared to some of the offerings from Nordica, Blizzard, Kastle, Dynastar (I concur that the Sultan 85 is a good candidate for the OP btw) and others, (EVEN Volkl). I mean it's not even on the same page as a really good all mountain ski.
The OP asks for a good bump ski and the AC30 is far too stiff to be a good bump or tree ski, so you're doing this guy a real disservice with your constant blanket gushing over it in virtually any and every thread where someone asks for an opinion, even if it's fairly poor in those conditions compared to the competition, which assumedly you haven't any experience with or you would know better.
Do yourself a favor and see the reviews of those here who ski all day every day on different skis like SJ, PhilP, and Dawgcatching, and in their recommendations the AC30 and 50 just aren't there. Compared to other stuff the AC30 is for intermediate/advanced who like to ski groomers (or have a lot of ice to contend with) at mid to higher speeds. That's about it. Can you make it go through light pow - sure, but it's not happy there, as it's as stiff as a plank. Dawgcathing even noted in an AC50 review that it was one of the least "all mountain" of the group he was reviewing last year, and that's a bigger ski than the 30.
Honest - give it a rest. The AC 30 is not the answer to EVERYTHING. Honest.(sorry)