I'm ready (overdue) to step into the rocker/fat ski realm. I mostly ski in the trees, back/sidecountry of Northern VT, and usually plan my trips around the weather. If its snowing (hard), i'm going!
My last ski purchase was K2 Seth Vicious 179's (no rocker- 98mm waist), which WAS a fat/powder ski at the time. I bought them when i started really skiing trees and off piste terrain. Before that I was on volkl 6-stars which were great on piste VT skis and they still have some life in them so i use them as early/late season groomer/rock skis, which thankfully is usually only a couple weekends per year.
New skis have evolved so much that my seth's are now midfat all mountain skis and I'm not having as much fun in the deep as friends on billy goats, pontoons, S7's etc. It's nice that the seths are so versatile, and i will surly still use them for frontside and shallow pow duties but i really want to surf the deep with some dedicated powder planks. Nothing too crazy, as I come from a racing background and still use the lifts and trails to navigate to our various favorite stash spots all day, but I am thinking of something with a 110-120mm waist and some definitive rocker in the tip or tip/tail. I will be mounting AT bindings on this pair and using them with skins as well. I rarely visit the park, but do land switch from time to time so i want something that is stable on big landings and ok to land switch and then swing it right back forward.
So far i've considered:
- New K2 obsethed
- Line mr. pollard opus
- Rossi S7
- Atomic bent chetler (or "blog")
- DPS wailer 112rp
If anyone can weigh in on those options or provide others that I have not considered I would be super appreciative!