Ok, It's hard to find a real objective report on skis, and I'm an instructor who has never tried 'rockered' skis, and find a width underfoot of 85mm great for everything, from deep powder, crud, piste, bumps etc, and I have to confess, I feel this is wide enough, and cannot see a need to go wider. If anything I'd think a bit narrower for performance, maybe. Most the guys in this forum seem to be advising 100mm width or more. Is this really good? Do you get the performance like a narrower waisted ski? Do you lose performance, like I'd assume you would? Or has the new shapes and rockered stuff really made a large waisted ski suitable for all mountain terrain skiing?
I just want a pro/coaches opinion.
My type of skiing is all mountain, all terrain, love challenging conditions. Don't teach much now, occasional private, mainly ski for myself.