Looking forward to getting a new pair of skis for next season, since skiing means getting on a plane for me, it has to be a 1 ski quiver that can handle well both - on and off piste.
Me: 32, 5'10, 156, in good shape.
Been skiing for the last 16 years, but in the last 3 I had the opportunity to enjoy longer seasons and became a more advanced skier.
Usually ski in South America and interior BC. 50% on and 50% piste. I like powder bowls, trees, bumps and also some nice corduroy (don't care about park)
I ski on head monsters im77, which I like on crud / chopped snow and groomers, but they are not the best tool for when you get 8" + of snow or even for bumps.
Looking for something lighter (more flex?) with better float (90 - 100 waist?) and quick turning on tight terrain, but also enjoyable on the groomers.
I narrowed my research to a few brands / models:
Icelantic - Pilgrim, Nomad (STF?)
Prophet - 90 (Flite?)
Armada - ARV / TST
Volki - Keno / Mantra
Salomon - Lord / Rocker 92
I know that there are many other, but since I probably won't be able to demo most of them, I would like to have 2 or 3 as a terget...
Any suggestions / inputs?