I am in need of some advice on some skis. At the moment, I am rocking the Stocklis Stormrider DP Pros (125-94-111, 25.5m TR...kinda like an all mountain GS ski) from a few seasons back, that were generously donated to me by a family friend. And don't get me wrong, these skis are great! But now I'm looking for skis that will suit specifically what I want
A few weeks ago, Salomon came to my home mountain, offering free demos for the BBRs. I tested them out and thought they were pretty fun, so I went home and did a little research online and found that the BBRs were similar to the Icelantic Shamans, which seemed almost exactly more of what I wanted, and have been drooling over them since. But then just recently I've stumbled over the Rossi S7s! So now I don't really know what to save up for.
My background: I am a tall and light skier, (6' 1", 150 lbs) and consider myself a very strong intermediate/becoming more advanced skier. (Meaning I can handle just about any slope you put me on, I just need to work on my technique a little more, e.g. avoiding riding in the backseat, using inside ski more...but I'm getting there...and fast too). I don't live far from the mountain, so I am up there literally as much as possible to just keep working at it...and loving it of course . I am a teenager, and haven't been able to really ski for about 3 or 4 years, but I moved back home to the west, and this is my first real season in awhile. Anyway, I am looking for some skis with shorter turning radii, so I can confidently take them into tighter trees and chutes (as well as open bowls and everywhere else). I am also looking at skis with a little bit of girth so I can have nice float in the pow, but I also want to be able to rip the groomers. Basically, looking for the perfect all mountain ski. Bump performance does not really matter to me, because I tend to avoid that kind of stuff. BTW, I will be using these up in North Idaho, the PNW is where it's at!
Icelantic Shaman: 173 cm, 160-110-130, 15m TR
Rossignol S7s: 176 cm, 145-115-123, 14m (something like that) TR
I understand that these skis are leaning more towards the powder side of things, but if worse comes to worse, I can always use the trusty Stocklis on a groomer day, right?
Any advice on what ski to get from someone who has skiied either one? Or any suggestions for another type of ski that would suit what I am looking for?
Thanks so much!