I'm giving some thought to picking up some new skis. To give you some background, I'm 40 years old, 5-11, 175, and mostly ski trees in North Idaho. We get new snow fairly regularly, but most of our storms seem to be of the 3"-6" variety. I've been skiing the 179 cm K2 Obsethed (105 mm underfoot) for the past three seasons and really love how stable, yet pivoty they are. I find myself leaning back while I'm in deeper snow. I'm not sure if this is poor form on my part, skis too short, skis too narrow, bindings too far forward (mounted at +4) or what. Perhaps I've fallen victim to marketing, but I can't help but think my life would be better with a wider set of skis. I'm currently giving the Armada JJ's some serious thought. Questions: 1) Would the JJ's be too close to my Obsetheds to really matter? 2) Should I consider something a little bigger like the Atomic Bent Chetler, or would that be over kill for where I spend most of my time? 3) Is there something else I should consider, or perhaps just ski my Obsetheds into the ground and replace with a similar ski?
Thanks for advance for any thoughts you might have.