I am a bit of a "lurker"...I have been reading this board for months and have made my ski decisions based on the great advice of the experts here at EPIC. I am a bit hesitant to ask for help, but I hope you can help me find the third and "final" (haha) ski in my quiver.
165 Volkl Racetiger SL in a 165- Awesome ski to carve the ice and hardpack that we generally experience in the NE. Love this ski! 115-66-98 on the 165.
177 Salomon Sentinel in a 177- Picked this ski up for $329 from REI after seeing a number of positive posts and reviews on this forum. 129-94-120 in the 177. Have not had it out yet!
I am 37 years old, 6' and 220 pounds and live in the NE. I hesitate to classify my skiing as I am relatively (4 years) new to skiing. I am an athletic, aggressive skier who skis almost all blacks as fast as I can. Bumps and trees are not my strong suite although I am looking for a ski to help me along in this area.
SO- What's in the middle?? I'd like a ski that I can use for when the snow softens up a bit and I want to ski trees and bumps. I am thinking something in the mid-80 range, Watea 84 or something similar. Line Prophet 90s? Something with a bit of rocker? Given the fact that I love the carving ability of the Racetiger and am looking for something to use as my second half of the day/ new snow ski, what would you all recommend that I try. I realize I will sacrifice carving ability for better performance in the bumps and trees...Many thanks for the help!