Hi looking for some opinions,
I currently ski a 178 rossi sc97 with a BD prime boot in a duke
Intermediate to advanced
Ski in VT, MRG, Smuggs, Stowe... 70% resort - 30% day touring
Typically ski in the trees traversing through the groomers on my way down, I wouldn't say I ski difficult trees or easy, I ski cautiously in difficult, fast in easy - i am not looking to win awards.
Looking to get into rocker/camber setup, I like the rossi but sometimes I feel limited in the trees, getting hooked up on the tips and I have a hard time in 6+ inches of new snow of but that could be because I am a bit of a lazy skier.
Did I mention that I am not a hard charger and a bit lazy at times? the rossi I have seem like about the right amount of flex, but I have never tried a softer ski. I was looking at the BD Verdict but I think the "lazy" part in me wouldn't work for that ski.
looking for something a bit playful, maneuvers well in the trees but can still handle the groomers and higher speeds at times, oh yea - and forgiving.
Here is what I have narrowed it down to:
- Coomback, good for touring but not so sure about the cap construction and the vt granite, plus I plan on getting a tour specific setup down the road, ie. Dynafit
- k2 hardside
- Sir Frances Bacon
- g3 infidel
- k2 SideStash
- BD Verdict
- BD Amp
Also I was planning on going with 180cm but then was thinking of sizing down 174cm for quicker turns in the trees.(could I even size down at my weight/height) would I sacrifice much with sizing down? stability at higher speeds, flotation in the 2-3 12"+ dumps per year.....
Am real close to pulling the trigger on the Bonafide, with all the great reviews who wouldn't by it? just thought I would get a few opinions see if I am thinking straight.
Thanks for your input!