Ive been hunting somewhat unsuccessfully for a ski to fit inbetween my dynastar contact 10s and my rossi S7. I also have a old gotama im going to get rid of since it was too stiff for me.
I was hunting for 80-88 which should leave a huge number of skis on the list.
Im light. Really light. 148lbs and 5'11, advanced skier and find myself heading for bumps more often then not when im not on the S7, and i find the contact 10 a blast on groomed but its just not what I ski these days. I spend my time mogul bashing for the chalange it provides me but want something with the versitility to do more. I got to try the E88 in a 178 but that was too long, and i got to try a E83 that was just right in 168, they were lively, light, playful and great fun on the bumps in quebec. so I have decided regardless of rocker to stick to 168-172. For reference my dynastars are 172 and my S7's are 188.
Problem is i got to try both of these rossi's at mont blanc in quebec, but I live in calgary and frequent kicking horse, castle, revelstoke, lake louise and sunshine. Not the same by any stretch of the imagination
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I want something with a softer tip, good edge to edge thats a finesse based ski since I dont ski with power and ski more of a finesse style, and i would love to have something thats more forgiving then the dynastar but not as soft as the S7
Current 2 ski quiver:
172 dynastar contact 10
188 rossi S7
After my homework it seems like the E88 will do well on groomed but it did leave something to be desired in the bumps, but i think the E83 is to skinny for the bridging the gap ski im looking for. I hear good things about the bushwacker and have really grown to like a rockered ski. Also, in case your wondering, no i dont find the S7 i have too long. For the pow days when they come out of the bag, they are the perfect ski.