Hi I an thinking of expanding my quiver to include some wide skis for East Coast powder days and trips out West (once a year or every other year). I am not good at all in the powder and usually stay on the groomed terrain. I skied a few times with a set of Mantras but they were to stiff and unforgiving.
I am looking for a set that will allow me to learn how to ski Powder and chopped up crud. I want a forgiving ski that I don't have to fight.
My current skis are 2006 K2 Recons; 2010 Blizzard G Power FSIQ 72; and a new set of Bushwackers.
I have been considering:
Line Influence 105
Line Prophet 98
Nordica Hell and Back
Looking for the most forgivable in the bunch that will allow me to learn.
my stats are 5'10"; 185; 45 YO; Advanced on hardpack but not so good in powder and crud. I find I fight the mountain in heavy snow and crud. My thighs are screaming as I bounce from one mound of snow to the next. On steep groomers I have no speed limit and as long as it is safe, I love to fly.