Me: aging expert skier (41yo), 5'10", 165#
Days: 5 east/8 west (sucks to live in Ohio!)
East - moguls, groomers & trees
West - off-piste powder, trees and some moguls
Like the occasional high speed groomer, but would rather be a hero in the woods/bumps/powder fields
Looking for: one ski quiver, 98-105width underfoot, which is agile in the trees and quick enough in the bumps, need to be decent enough to handle the crap (crud & ice) which are a blast to ski, which for me means I work them, they don't work me.
Atomic Coax 182 and thought it did great pretty much everywhere, but never got it in the deep stuff (as there wasn't any). Could have been a little more nimble in the trees, but great once on edge.
K2 Aftershock 17?, liked, but did not love
Beat up and played out pair of Rossi Bandit 78's...got them on a deal, and let me tell you I have beat the core to hell on eastern ice moguls and they can't even come close to the two ski's above (yes, I know, not in the same class...lack of $ = buy ski's on sale = ugghhh). So really need to upgrade.
Also looked at:
Head Inferno 104
Rossi Experience 98