All, I would like some advice to either keep the rentals I am using or buy the skis I have been looking at. First of all, I live in CO, at least for the rest of this year so I have the epic local pass. That means breck, keystone, a basin and a little vail/beaver creek. Oh and I'm going to steamboat for new years.
Right now I am skiing rental Head Xenon 7.0. Recently I caught my eyes on skis at a local shop that I like. Here is what I'm looking at:
1) Line Influence 105
2) Line Sir Francis Bacon
3) Blizzard Cochise
I am most interested in the influence based on the type of skiing I will be doing. I will try to get up in the bowls and back country as much as I can but honestly it will be rare to catch perfectly clean powder and will always end up on the groomed at some point. Even the fresh powder will be skied hard in just half a day. The reason I want to get these is because on my last trip I realized I was sick of all groomed! So best case lets say I will be 50/50 from piste to off piste.
Please offer you opinions! I can get 15% off a buy today so I'm trying to get info quick!! Thanks ahead of time!