With the craptacular conditions last year, I didn't get around to demoing skis to buy for this year. So, now I'm going in blind and need some help.
So first off, demoing will not be an option. I'm purchasing on shop form so the order needs to go in soon. I'm not too concerned, since I'm purchasing them on shop form, if I don't like them I likely won't lose money as long as I stick to a popular pair of skis.
I've pretty much got the choice between Rossi and Salomon. I really don't even know much about either of those product lines other than everyone has been raving about the S7's around here for the last few winters. I know this year they've got a line-up of the S7's, Super 7's and Squad 7's.
Does anyone have any experience with those skis? Do you like them? What terrain do you usually ski them on?
Details about me:
- I'm level 9, been working at resorts for the past 13 years, so I tend to get A LOT of days in every winter. Home mountain is Moonlight Basin.
- I really don't ski with a quiver - these skis will be my go to skis for nearly every day on the mountain (well, alpine at least - I usually ski an equal number of days on tele. )
- I tend to keep skis for years - my Salomon Guns have been my standard alpine ski now for way too many winters, to the point where they weren't even that usable last winter and I was mostly on my tele's.
- I ski all kinds of terrain - lots of steep and deep, lots of trees, plenty of bumps and groomers too. This ski needs to perform on all of them, but if they specialize in specific terrain, it should be in that order - steeps, trees, bumps, groomers.