I am looking into buying a good ski, that does it all. I know it doesn't exist.
The last 9 (!) years I am skiing Salomon X-Screams (I am pleased). At that time it was marketed as an all-mountain ski "avant la lettre". I like to do moguls and light powder. I can do both with ease with these skis.
I posted in another thread my interest in the ELan Magfire 78 (no TI). This ski is marketed as a ski that does it all on all terrain. I got mixed comments.
A friend of mine who is an expert skier pointed me to the Elan SL.
Now, when I compare the dimensions of those skis something struck me...
x-scream: 169cm: 103/66/93 radius 16
elan sl: 165cm: 116/66/104 radius 12,9
elan 78: 160cm: 123/78/105 radius 13,8
edit: I am 174cm, 63kg
altough the elan SL is a slalom ski, 10 years ago it could have been marketed as a powder ski...?
When I mention the elan Sl in the shop, and say I want to use it in the powder (and the moguls), they say I won't work well.
any comments are appreciated.
Edited by staaf - 3/20/11 at 1:06am