Its my first thread so go easy please
Im from Scotland but, i live in Chile now.So i get to ski in the Andes,which is great.
So, i need a ski for the Chilean snow conditions
Ive been skiing on "HEAD xenon 2.0" for the last couple of years and now its time to up the ski level.
Im "advanced/intermediate level"
Im looking for a ski that will grip the ice in the morning,ski soft snow in the afternoons, handle the evening crud and can ski on,roughly 12 inches of powder.
I need a ski that can perform small turns on steep reds and blacks.A lot of the runs in Chile are narrow.
A ski that will make me feel confident on the ice.(i dont like that Bambi feeling)
The rock and a hard place
Ive had a great time on the "head xenon ski" so i do like the brand.
Ive been reading a lot on the new "head rev 80, rev 80 pro" range.
I read the the rev 85 is better on long turns and is great on crud but not so nimble on short turns, and the 80 pro is better at short turns but not so great on crud and off piste.
Is this true?
Open to change.
Yes, i would try other brands if someone could recommend me other tried and tested skis.
The problem here in Chile is theres no chance to test the skis before you buy.
All advice and recommendations will be greatly valued.
Saludos de Chile
El gran Chilebear