Hey all, I snowboarded the past 12 years of my life away at Whistler and now I'm itching for some AT action! I've had a hard time narrowing down my quiver of 1 ski for this year and I'm hoping some of you can lend a hand. I like to ski open bowls, in the trees and do moderate drops but I don't like to turn; I'm fairly aggressive I suppose. 6'4" 185lbs.
I'm looking for a setup mainly geared towards touring, but will allow my to ski aggressively in bounds from time to time (I have my Prior Spearhead board for in bounds duty too). I like the sound of the Coombacks, but I feel I'll be disappointed with their lack of stiffness.
I've narrowed it down to:
G3 Zenoxides 2010/11: 185cm (Cheap!)
G3 Zenoxides 2011/12: 185cm or 192cm
G3 Fever 2010/11: 185cm or 192cm (Cheap!)
K2 Sidestash 2010/11: 188cm
Ideally I'd have a sub 4kg pair with an early rise, stiff enough for high speed and crud, 100 to 105mm waist at 188cm. Unfortunately that doesn't exist!
Any ideas? Thanks!