Spent the last week out at Copper - not the greatest of ski vacations this time around, but conditions were OK to nice in places. Spent most of the time skiing on my son's Dynastar Contact 4 X 4's in a 172 length (last year's version). Really, really like this ski. Couldn't test it's off-piste capabilities, but for a front-side oriented all mountain ski, this is one of the best I've skied in years. I'd steal it from my son except at 172, it's too short for me. I'd go out and buy the 178 in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, Dynastar stopped making this model and I haven't seen even a used 178 for sale.
So, for those of you that are familiar with the 4 X 4, which ski from this year's crop would be most like the 4 X 4? Any suggestions?