Hello, yeah I know, one of those threads again. Time for me to change skis and I really want to get K2s. Their product line has gotten larger over the years and I feel a little intimidated. So here's my story.
-Male 43, 175 lb and pretty good looking
-Expert (been skiing for 30 years)
-Strong skier, but I'm no tekkie (never took lessons)
-Living in the East, ski mostly at Jay Peak, like to take 1-2 tripe per year out West or in the Alps
-I love powder
-I'm more of a short radius type, I (very often) ski in the woods
-I never ski groomers, unless it's to take me to the next powder or tree run
I've been on K2 Xplorer (174 I think) for the last 4 seasons. Love them! However this time I wouldn't mind going a little wider to gain a little more float in pow. Plus it seems that the trend and technologies have allowed for better handling on wider skis. I don't want a "fast" base as it would kill me in the trees and bumps.
I was thinking maybe the K2 Sideshow. But maybe I would be ready for someting even wider. More than happy to hear your thoughts.