I am looking to replace my Volkl AC 50s
I am 6' 205 , athletic Level 8/9 skier
50 years old
Tahoe is home ski area, make annual vist to Sun Valley,
Ski travel often, ski 45-50 days
I am becoming a good powder skier even with my AC 50s
AC 50 (177) has been a good ski for me, but it is too heavy, too stiff,
I demoed the Volkl Mantra (177) at Lake Louise a few weeks ago
I lived the ski, it was light compared to my AC50s, it was fast, and so fun
I also want to demo the Kastle MX 88, and Volkl Kendo
Going to Sun Valley for a week during Presidents Weekend
I want to demo, and buy something there
I prefer to have a one ski quiver
Problem #1; Sun Valley Ski store is sold out of MX 88
Footloose Store in Mammoth sold out as well
I still will try to demo the MX 88
Question #1; Should I buy a ski in 85-88 width or 94-98 width?
I did find the Mantra do be a good wide carving ski
Question #2- If I demo, and like the MX 88, where can I buy it?
Is it worth waiting for 2012 Kastle MX 88?
Question #3: Any other recommendations?
I would appreciate any input