My 4 year old Mantras take a while to get from edge to edge but they will carve on groomed like racing skis and narrower skis.
Seemed like a nice all mountain skis because I could survive well in powder and crude too.
I'm wondering because of the new Mantras and their rocker tip (or whatever you want to call it) if they will still carve decently?
I also have s7s and they aren't half as nice on groomed. They rock on powder, which is what they were made for.
I was thinking of going from 170 mantras to 177s and really want to keep the carvability. Something that works even better in powder is not the direction I want to go with this ski. I have a chance to get a super deal on these 177s, but if they carve less than the older version, I will have a lopsided quiver.
I ski almost always in Northwest conditions. At least half my time I have to find happiness on the groomed.