I have read quite a few reviews of the K2 Rictor and Aftershock skis and most reviewers prefer the Aftershocks.
However on Realskiers.com I see that they rate the Rictor as a 1-quiver ski and they don't have much good to say about the Aftershock.
Now I don't know that much about Realskiers.com having just joined today, but from what I read about their ski reviewers I think that they are experts and professionals, whereas I read alot of reviews elsewhere by skiers who admit to being only advanced skiers.
So I guess I'm wondering whether the Aftershocks get raves just because they feel better to high level recreational skiers.
Presently I'm on 177 Recons, which are OK for All Mountain here in Colorado, but I'd like a ski a little more forgiving in powder and crud while still being good on bumps and groomers. I may have been a level 9 skier 30 years ago but now probably an 8. Former instructor, 207's etc, so now I now need something easier to ski but still like a carving ski. 5'9" 175lb, 60y.
What say you? 174 Rictors or Aftershock?
Grand Junction, Colorado