I have the oppurtunity to get some new skis this season. My problem is that I don't know what I want. I am very happy with my current quiver which is...
172 Dynastar Contact Limited (getting retired)
I am pretty sure that I want to keep the E98. I also still like my S7s, but after 2 seasons on them I am wondering if I should replace them with something else. My issue with the S7 is that it is a bit soft and skis short. This is not all bad as I teach on them a fair amount and need to be able to do accurate slow speed demos for my students.
I can get Rossignol, Atomic, Salamon, Dynastar, Fischer, and K2 skis. I don't really want to go much over the 117mm waist thats on the S7. My thoughts are
188 Super 7
K2 Coomba w Tram graphic
I'm open to other suggestions. I like the Coomba as a BC ski possibly with a Baron binding. I have some skins that I can cut for a ski this size so it could be really good. The Coomba is about as narrow as I would want to go to replace the S7 because the E98 is almost as fat as the Coomba even though it is much stiffer. I have never felt like fat was the answer for powder and 105 is really all that I think I need. I would be skiing this ski mostly in-bounds and that means moguls, ruts, groomed, crud, and all of that. The S7 is versitle and can do it all for me. Some of the more hard charging options might not be as good for skiing with students at the resort.
My other thought is to get a replacement for the Contacts. I will look for suggestions on this in another thread.
Edited by tetonpwdrjunkie - 10/13/12 at 9:26pm