Just moved to Utah from the NW and I'm looking to update my quiver. The snow and terrain are so much different than what I am used to I was hoping for some wisdom.
Me: Late 40's, 5'11", 165 lbs. Level 8-9 skier. Raced in high school and usually ski 30-40 days per year but plan on 75+ this year. I'm no Bodie Miller but my technique is pretty solid; I can turn both ways and stop. I like to ski everything and everywhere, I prefer to ski pretty fast and I'm usually looking for less tracked snow. I have never tried a rockered ski so cannot comment on them other than they look funny, and, since I grew up on wet NW snow, I can ski most powder. I don't want to be a dinosaur though so my mind is open. I don't have any experience with AT or Touring but my friends here do so I hope to give at least some slack-country terrain a try.
My current set-up:
--For spring/summer-Head Isupershape Speed 170cm with head bindings.
--For everything else-4 yr old Line Prophet 100's in a 184cm with Look bindings. I bought them after a demo day and they have been good to me in everything but really deep and heavy snow where they can dive if I'm not careful. I like the playfulness (losing it with age), they carve well, work fine in the crud and are pretty versatile. Sometimes I wish I had bigger "steamroller" skis for really fast crud skiing, but most times I'm happy with them. They are getting a bit long in the tooth so I'm ready to move on.
--two year old Head boots, cant remember model 110-120 flex? packed out and comfy but a bit too soft.
I have already purchased a pair of DPS Wailer 112 pure's in 184cm and a pair of Technica Conchise boots.
I'm looking for advise on:
Bindings for the 112's, should I just get something like Look turntables or go with an AT binding like a Jester or?
Should I use the 112's everywhere (one ski quiver) or get a more resort oriented ski (a Bonafied or Influence 105? ) for in-bounds days and get some AT bindings for the 112's?
I'm considering a more race oriented boot and possibly a pair of real GS skis as well.