Seeking all-mountain OSQ.
Most of my skiing in Utah, but I live out east and ski a couple days here and there (Southern VT).
Enjoy finding powder stashes and getting off trail to play around is my joy - but when it hasn't snowed much I can happily cruise groomers all day. Not a park guy, but like softer flex and playfulness of twins.
Am considering the Lib. Helix. Light weight = good. Dimensions (105 waist) and a slight tip rocker also look good for soft and variable snow. I've read reviews that say they carve well and easily. So although I don't expect to ride them very often out east - if I take 'em for a few days here and there and encounter ice will I regret it? Also - although I ski in Utah often - I can't always pick when I go, and sometimes we do spend a week out there without much new snow and encounter some wind blown crust, and dare I say it, but occasionally some fairly steep icey spots... Utah is awesome a lot of the time - but not always...
Considering it's going to be my ski for almost everywhere (OSQ), should I look more at the Morphics (94 waist) or something else in the mid to high 90's waist range (plenty of good looking options at about 95-98mm waist range: New Atomic Theory; Blizzards; Salomon etc).
Anyone got Helix's and ride them in the east? How are they in trees - agile? Ridden them in crusty conditions before?
Thanks for your thoughts.