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The right ski for the east

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Could use your advise. I would like to upgrade my quiver. I am currently skiing K2 Work Stinx for inbound east coast hard pack/ice, bumps, etc. I am really happy with the performance, stiffness and responsiveness of the K2 WS but now looking for a replacement. My rocker skis are great for off piste and powder conditions but are useless on icy hard pack. Short of moving to the west full-time  and would like ski suggestions. Looking at Black Diamond  Havoc and Fisher Watea 84. I am a expert skier, aggressive and strong. 5'10' 180lbs equally comfortable in the bumps, trees and steeps. Looking forward to your recos. Cheers!

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If I had to pick a single ski for on-piste skiing east of the prairies, my list would include

Atomic D2 Race GS,

Kästle RX,

Fischer WC GS,

Völkl Tigershark 11 foot, and

Fischer WC SC.

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For tele?

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For tele?


No not for tele.  Sorry I didn't realise OP only skied telemark.  I thought OP wanted something for fixed heel on-piste skiing for when OP wasn't doing tele.

 

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Actually, I was kinda asking the OP. For tele? Cuz that would be a different list than for alpine. For one thing, it would rule out almost every ski on your list (and quite a few on mine).

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I have sold quite a few Watea 78's and 84's as tele skis this year. I would guess it is due to their versatility,pretty stable yet not too stiff. Also, the partially turned up and rounded tail helps with ease of exit of turns.  Hope this helps,   Dave

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Personally, I think tele will work better wit a left ski as well.
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