Please suggest skis I should demo. I want to replace my Dynastar Huge Troubles ('09 model w/ flower graphics). These are just for powder days inbounds at Tahoe. I love skiing the trees at Homewood when it's dumping, and the HTs are not ideal. They hold an edge great when booking back to the lift, they tip-and-arc great in open bowls, but they don't come around quick enough in the trees. It's too much work and makes me nervous. I'll trade away some stability at speed, if I must, to find skis that zip around in the trees easily. That said, these skis need to be stable enough to cope with the chop I'll ski the day after the dump.
I'm 55 years old, 6 ft, 200 lb, pretty fit. Decent, not great skier. Bit too much slide and pivot in my turns; not enough carve. I'd pick a 115 mm waist and 185 cm length unless convinced otherwise.
So far my list is:
Atomic Bent Chetler
Dynastar 6th Sense Huge (rocker)
Ski Logik Howitzer (Bomb Squad?)
I realize some of these are sold out, and that next year will bring changes. I just want to try stuff out and find skis I like.
Please comment on these and/or point out other skis. TIA.