Since this is my first post, let me start by saying that I find this forum to be a great source of information and everyone is very helpful. I have spent many hours reading discussions here over the years, so it was about time that I also start posting :)
I am writing this post to ask for advice on a west coast ski to complement the east coast skis that I have in my quiver.
All my current skis are "recreational racing" type skis I guess, meant to slice through the East coast ice. The two that I plan to use this year are an older pair of Atomic SX and a new pair of Dynastar Speed Course TI (got a good deal on last year's model, but never skied it). These skis should have my need for speed and carving appetite covered. All skis are less than 73mm underfoot. I'd be ok with what I have if I stayed on the East coast, but I also take trips to the West. I normally just take my east skis with me to carve the groomed frontside slopes and rent skis for the backside or if there's too much snow even for the frontside.
Therefore, I'd like to add a pair of skies in the 80-100mm range (probably more like 85-95mm range) to complement what I already have. Down the road I would also like to buy something in the 100+ range, but not anytime soon.
I'm 5'9, 165lbs, in my 30s, have been skiing for quite a few years (favourite sport), aggressive style. I have really been enjoying carving at high speeds, but now I'm also looking to take advantage of all that the mountain has to offer and explore various terrains.
I have seen a few discussions that focus on having only one ski that does it all, but since I already have the east coast skis maybe the recommendations will be different? I have a few options in mind, but I don't want to bias any recommendations since I'm still open to suggestions ...
Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to your thoughts