Folks, I'm limited to warmer weather skiing now, mostly post February, and wonder if, as a front side skier only, the softer conditions should influence my new ski choice? Specifically, even though I ski groomed trails they are usually far from hard pack come spring, and should I thus look for something a little more all-mountainish or stick with on piste only stuff? Surely big mountain west coast skiers see all kinds of temps on one run so carving skis would be designed to cover hard pack and slush pack?
Using Volkl as an example (they sure seem to be talked about a lot here) would a Tigershark 8 be more appropriate than an AC20, or does the 20 gain favour in the warmer stuff?
FWIW, I'm 48, 6'2", 185 lbs, 48, single, extraordinarily handsome. Charming to boot. I have been skiing for 44 years (never a lot though), ski 1 or 2 times for a week each year in NH, maybe 5 days otherwise on small hills here, front side only, ski at a 6 to 7 level. Most of the preceding is correct.
Thinking about a 170 or so.