Need some suggestions on expanding a Volkl 06-07 Mantra (red) 94wide 184 one
ski quiver to 3 or 4. (one skinnier and one or two fatter, don't pay attention to the sleds....)
I realize that although the Mantra is a versatile ski and I enjoy it for a good daily driver, it is not ideal
for deeper soft snow or icy bumps.
I'm a Level 8-9, 5' -10.5", 168# and my home is Los Angeles were there are
east coast type of local mountains, however, I will go up to Lake
Tahoe, Mammoth, Utah (Alta-Snowbird) and I be in Whistler this year
also. Probably ski around 18-21 days this year.
On the skinnier side...I'm going with a Kendo in a short 163 or 170 as its actually stable enough for me at speed and very fun and lively. Or a MX88 in a 168-178 if I can find one at a decent price
My Older Mantra is 94 underfoot and earlier this year at Alta it was just not enough for the deeper stuff. I demoed a Gotama in a 170 but that day was unfortunately not a soft snow day...
I was more of a on piste skier that likes to carve gs turns but have recently been interested in the steeper/deeper/trees more recently...
I'm trying to decide on a Kuro or a Shiro in a 175 or 185 and am leaning towards the Kuro, However, do you guys think I need a ski in between the 94 mantra and say a 132 wide Kuro? Maybe the Goat or a Katana has a place?
Looking forward to your comments a suggestions.
Redondo Beach, CA