225-230 (depending on food intake :) )
Expert skier? Not to sure how to define myself.
20-30 Days a season
do not ride switch
Hey guys so Ive been looking into a new pair of skis this year. Reason being when I bought my 08 or 09 176 cm Atomic Snoop Daddies three seasons ago I was significantly smaller.... like 50 pounds and a few inches taller. I didn't really get big until last year after being motivated by my rugby coach to train seriously for a chance at playing a higher level rugby. So after commiting the to the gym and being significantly stronger I went skiing for the first time this season at KH/Reve when it dumped near a meter while out skiing. Needless to say the surfy feeling I had with these skis first time in powder is now no more. Turn initiation is more difficult now it is like the ground doesnt want to let go of my skis I have to put alot more effort into the turns then I used to. So I'm looking for reccomendations for a guy my size for a more powder specific pair of skis since I can still use my atomics on non powder days since I can fling them around like no big deal on moguls and groomers.
I loved the feel of the atomics except in chopped up and crud snow where the tips deflect more. I have been searching around kind of getting some feel for what I may like to demo or buy in the future. My eyes have caught the attention of skis like the Atomic Atlas and Icelantic Shaman I feel like their width would be more ideal in a 180's length. I would really like a ski that kind of remembled the snoop daddy with maybe a bit stiffer or a tip. My only concern with the Atlas would be if they are to stiff.
I am a med to high speed skier somewhat aggressive I ski the hardest stuff on most resorts (going to Jackson in february so will truly find out what hard is) for those that are familiar with places like KH I go off of the CPR ridge and fuez and venture a little into T1 south. Also the glades in revelstoke. for the most part am able to ski 80% powder days since I can drive up for a weekend to KH or reve when ever possible.
So really I'm looking for any advice with width models length Im open to any suggestions for what has worked for use bigger guys skiing trees and ridges (some capability on moguls would be nice but not crucial)
Edited by derdrick - 1/25/12 at 7:14pm