I had a pair of Dynastar Sultan 85's (178) that were just not enough ski for me. They were good all round skis but just not burly enough when really charging. I want something bigger I spend most of my time off-piste., Home hill is Sugarbush, VT so I need to be ready for some firm days. But I need to thread the needle as my wife is holding me to a one ski quiver so I want something bigger and badder but need to be able to swing it in the trees and bumps. I skied the coax in Jackson at a 192 and loved it. Solid charger that could handle the big terrain they've got out there. But it was a bit hard to swing in the bumps and sugarbush has an ass load of bumps. So perhaps a coax in a 183?
I've tried the sultan 94's and they're a great ski, but I want something a little more lively. The atomics were great cause they were unflappable and could hammer anything. By the same token I'd guess the new Dynastar 105's are going to be a little more plank like than I'd like. So then there is Rossy, Skied the S3 and thought it was too quirrelly except in the straight up pow. Also tried the S7's on a big pow day at jackson. Great in the deep pow, but not on the way home...So I'm wondering about the Blizzard Bonafide, or Volkl Gotama or K2 Kung Fujas... Let's see, what else? The Atomic blog is prob a fun ski but that would be more of a pow ski and I need time to sell the quiver concept. What else ya'll got for me?