Hey folks, I've spent the past weeks reading reviews, forum posts and marketing drivel from the manufacturers' websites looking for my new ski - and obviously was a little overwhelmed with the choices available.
I am 187cm (6'2") and 95kg (210lbs), mid-twenties, been skiing all my life, and up until last year usually skied on long race carvers (really enjoyed a Völkl Racetiger GS in 180 last season in the Swiss alps) with fairly large radii. Currently working in Turkey, been exploring the ski resorts here, and the very mixed conditions and the absolutely shitty rental equipment here made me want to buy a pair of all mountain skis that would be a compromise of decent corduroy performance with a little rocker and a wider waist to give some float when the fresh powder comes or the slopes haven't been groomed for days on end. Realistically I would guess I spend 70% on- and 30% off-piste.
Because I usually end up having to fly some place to go skiing for a few days buying two pairs isn't really an option at this point unfortunately...
So, I came up with a few skis that would fit the bill - at least on paper:
Salomon Enduro XT 850 or 800 (probably rather in 184 than in 177, havent found very much about it on the internet except some reviews on previous models)
Rossignol Experience 88 (every reviewer seems to have a different opinion on this one)
Stöckli Stormrider VXL
Kästle MX 88
Scott Reverse (had to throw in an oddball)
What are your thoughts, have you tried any of these? Any more you could recommend?
Thanks a bunch in advance, cheerio from Istanbul
Edited by BobbyOnSkis - 9/21/12 at 8:49am