On a recent trip to BC where there was a lot of powder I realized that my Rossignol Power T's were not going to handle that much snow. I test drove a few pairs of All Mountains- I also ski in Ontario, Quebec, Vermont- all drivable distance from the farm.
I really liked the Head Great Ones, 153 cm. They were responsive, good on groomed, off piste and in powder and mogels. I am an all rounder- I like it all. I am in really good shape for an old girl- been skiing since I was about 8 and have been active every season all of my life. I am a farmer after all and have to stay in shape. I am an advanced skier- I like to ski hard and usually leave my friends behind. I am also the only one who goes home with some kind of injury. this year I got a great black eye.
I am currently faced with a fairly good deal on some 153 cm Great One's at a local ski shop- no other women around here seem interested in them They are the 2010 model which I am told are better than the 2011. I should get good deal. Right now they are offering them to me for $700 tax in with bindings.
I also test drove the Kastles of similar size with 80 cm under foot. Harder to find and not better than the Heads. Also did a similar style in Rossignol.
Has anyone else tested the Head? What do you think? Are they worth it or was I just having a really really good ski day??