Hi I'm just looking for opinions on these three skis that I have narrowed it down to. I'm 5'8" about 145, in my low 20s. Advanced but probably wouldn't call myself expert skier, although hoping to get there with the amount I'm trying to ski this year (50 days), the large majority of which are at Jay peak or Sugarbush, 90% of which will be skiing trees/bootpacking for powder in trees. Mounting with barons, although I don't know how much backcountry ill be able to get to do this year..
Quickest in trees and poppy and fun is what im looking for.
Im leaning towards the helix, but my worries are size (167 comes up to top of nose, and 176 to top of head) and turn radius (22m compared to shorter with the other two skis)...does the turn radius not matter with quickness unless im on hardpack?... I was told the 167 is too small, but I'm coming off a too-short carving ski so something head height feels big to me and Im worried about it getting caught up in trees, whereas the TST and Access are 174 and 171 respectively.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated