Might get the chance to demo in the spring and seek suggestions for a hardpack ski that will also be OK in shallow crud
Me: Like to think I am advanced finesse skier, 5 ft 6 inches, age 56, like off piste and have TST's for deep stuff, but would like something that really carves well and has good edge grip. Don't really like the damp feel - prefer playful so I guess that means softer? I realise that soft but good edge grip are mutually exclusive characteristics to some degree? I have 168 Volkl 5 stars but dont much like them. Too stiff and not great grip for me, and also don't feel all that good carving.
I ski most parts of the hill and use medium speed and enjoy medium to short radius turns.
I think that if I am going to bother with a 2nd ski it should be quite different to my TST's and give the best chance of enjoying hardpack / ice
Thanks for your input