Demo day at Mt Snow today - WOO HOO!! And it's time for new skis for MBC.
I've done a lot of homework this summer and decided it's time to move from a race type setup to more of an all mountain ski. We ski mostly in New England with the semi regular annual trip out west.
My current ski: 2004 Fischer RX8 115/66/98 R12 I loved this ski in its day but I'm older, they are heavy and have no "pop" left that I fell in love with years ago. Also I've heard so many good things about the state of women's skis I decided to try them. I'm thinking I want to go a little wider underfoot without losing my tight turns on the groomers and maybe a little more stability in the powder.
I went to demo day wanting to try the Blizzard Viva 8.1 121/81/106 R15 (amongst others) but they did not have it. So I tried the following skis arranged in favorite order:
Blizzard 7.6 122/76/106 R13
Nordica Cinnamon Girl 124/74/107 R13.5
Dynastar Eden 85 126/85/110 R16
Nordica Infinite 127/80/110 R12
And the only one I did not like the Line Celebrity 90 125/90/113 R14.2
So now I can try the 8.1s but I'll have to wait a few weeks (various reasons). The 7.6s are rated as "intermediate" and the 8.1s are rated as "expert." So on paper, what is it about the 8.1 that makes it a more advanced ski? I get that its a little stiffer and the sweet spot is probably smaller but is that it?
I've run the numbers so much I've confused myself LOL.
Oh and I'm also open to other demo suggestions :)