Hey there, am looking for some advice if possible on wider skis, here's my situation:
I'm a bit of a bigger guy, 6'1", 187 lbs, Advanced level, athletic, prefer harder charging on the frontside and am used to conventional camber, but I'm looking to improve my skills in the softer stuff, trees, and non-groomed areas (think Jay, SB, MRG). I already have a frontside side ripper (75mm) so rather than looking for an all-rounder (88-90mm-ish) that might overlap too much, I'm thinking of going wider (94-98mm-ish) to establish a decent 2-ski quiver. Something for the deeper days and trees out East (Quebec and Vermont), but that I can also use as an all-rounder for occasional trips out West.
Thing is, I'm on a budget, so 2013 skis aren't in the cards for me unfortunately. So I'm keeping my eyes open on some previous models and used/demo skis, which might limit my selection a bit, so I keep my eyes open for deals that might work for my situation.
So here are a few I'm thinking of:
-Rossi E98 (too stiff and deep sidecut for tighter spaces and non-groom?)
-Kastle MX 98 (2nd gen version with tip/tail cutouts, I can get a deal on these which is why I mention them....but are they too soft for a bigger guy?)
-Dynastar Legend 94 (again, I can get a deal on them)
-Blizzard Bonafide (perhaps not best suited to East coast compared to other options?)
-Volkl Mantra (is it past its prime, with better options available now?)
If any others fit the bill, I'm open to options.