I could really use some advice from people who know. I have been researching here, online and at local stores.
I am down to 3 choices:
1) Volkl RTM80 (171)
2) Blizzard Bushwacker (173)
3) Fischer Progressor 9+ (2011) / 900(2012) (170)
5’8” – 250# - 43yo; ski the Northeast, 16-20 days/season; frontside – conditions vary; solid 8 skier
Coming off a pair of Atomic Beta Ride 10.20 (170), stiff and heavy, but they disappeared from Mt. Snow on St Patrick’s Day, so time for new skis.
What I liked about these:
1) Never any chatter, at any speed – even on ice and on boilerplate
2) Solid and stiff
3) Confidence inspiring
What I didn’t like:
1) Too stiff for the moguls
2) Very heavy skis
3) Not good in the crud and new powder
I understand that there would be a small learning curve going to a pair of mid-fats. I’ve got good technique – so that’s not an issue.
Heavier and slower than I once was so…. looking for more of a ski that I can ride instead of driving all day. Speed is not as important as edge hold, carving ability, and ability to handle different conditions.
Looking for more of a fun ski to ride than quick ski to drive.
What do you think? Any thoughts on these or other quivers are welcome.