I've been looking hard at the Rossi Avenger 82 TI since last year and getting close to going for it. Problem is, Rossi's boilerplate descriptions of the Avenger 82 TI and the Basalt are almost identical. Internet reviews of both skis haven't helped on this, at least so far.
Me: advanced eastern skier, PSIA LI, getting close to a LII attempt, 100% frontside at Cannon mt, Loon, Waterville, and the like. I teach on some oldies but goodies Dynastar SkiCross 9s, but for personal skiing I'm gravitating toward a strong carving ski for moderate speed cruising at same venues.
Any ideas/impressions on teasing out the differences between these two skis, aside from Rossi's explanation that the Basalt is lighter without sacrificing dampness?
Price not an issue, as they are only 100. or so apart.
Appreciate any thoughts on this.