Originally Posted by avamb
I'm looking for some advice on a two ski quiver for Northeast skiing. After reading and researching the posts here, I've decided to shy away from an all mountain one ski quiver in search of a solid pure on piste Northeast ski and a mid fat (88 or so) for the occasional NE powder day and for trips out West. I'll rent out West for heavy deep powder days.
I'm 48 5'8" 160 pounds and a solid athletic 7+ skier, tend to ski bigger faster mid to large radius turns, but aspire to perfect shorter quicker turns and explore more difficult terrain.
Love what I've been reading here about the Kastle line. Any suggestions on which Kastle or suitable alternative (74 or narrower ?) for the first half of this quiver would be appreciated. Thanks for all the help. I've found a ton of helpful information on this site. I'd also like to buy whichever skis I settle on from one of the site sponsor/supporters.
All of these like mid-radius turns. I would look at something with a 14-16m radius.
Kastle RX12 in 168cm would absolutely rip. They are hard to find; I think I have a pair, but they were hard to track down.
Stockli Laser SX in 170cm, or Laser CX. See my review over in the "Member Gear Review" forum. Equal to the Kastle, a bit different in feel; we have sold several SX's and everyone has been beyond pleased.
Blizzard Supersonic: powerful frontside carver, good in bumps, thrilling high energy ski.
Fischer Progressor 10+; lighter on the snow than the others, plenty of energy, great in bumps too
Elan Waveflex 14: a powerhouse on hard snow, a little stiff for off-piste skiing
Dynastar 4x4: another fun carver that is somewhat versatile, quite damp.
Head Supershape Magnum: great all-mountain ride, fun carver, great edge hold.
Nordica Spitfire: a pure carver, a turning machine, maybe doesn't want to run quite as much as the others.
I don't know some of the other brands well enough to comment