Hey guys a fairly new skier here. Here are some things about me. Male, 22, 5'9", 150lbs, in good shape. March 2011 I caught the ski bug when my uncle invited me to ski in Whistler, BC, for a week. I had only skied 4 times before that and instantly fell in love with powder and trees. I caught onto skiing very fast as I am a very good water skier, and had played Hockey competitively for 10 years as well as been a sponsored skateboarder. Naturally very athletic. I live in eastern Canada(Toronto, Ontario).
My ski style: I like to hit every feature I see. I have to be challenged and I push myself to the very edge of my limits. Im not fearless, but Im extreme. Agility and dexterity are my strong points. I like to ski powder, trees, and jumps in the park. When I have to ski on groomers I like to go fast.
I live in the east and skiing here sucks to put it simple. I will be skiing here 80% of the time. The other 20% will be in the mountains on trips. I need a ski that I can use in the east and west.
I have been looking at the Rossignol s3 in 179cm. From what I have read it seems to be a playful, agile ski that is half decent in powder and groomers. The only other ski that caught my eye were the K2 Kung Fujas. I have looked at the Shogun, all of the Vokl skis, Bonifide, and Cochise and havnt found anything that I think would suit me better than the s3.
If anyone has any advise or comments before I pull the trigger on some 2012 S3s I would love to hear them.