Long time reader, first post. I'm looking for advice on a new ski purchase. My previous ski was a Nordica Nitrous in a 170 which I rode for 4 seasons. They were okay, but I felt they were too short. I have also gotten addicted to tree skiing and would like a ski that is more suited to off trail. Even when on trail I prefer bumps over high speed cruising. This will be my only ski for now, so I would like it to be tolerable on typical Eastern hardpack.
31 years old male, 5'10" and 165 lbs.
Ski mostly Jay Peak, Sugarbush and Sunday River.
Terrain preference: Trees, bumps
Skis considering: Icelantic Pilgrim 179 or 169
Line Prophet 90 179
I have read a lot about the Prophet 90 and it seems to be well liked. However, there is not a lot on the Pilgrim and since it has similar dimensions, I was wondering how it compares. I really like that the Pilgrim is American made.
Anyone skied the Pilgrim or both and can provide advice on which of these skis might work better for me? Also what length?