I could really use some advice. Currently I am planning a 3 month skiing roadtrip this winter and am looking for a new pair or pairs of skis. Check out the roadtrip post for info on where I am looking to ski: http://www.epicski.com/t/114817/epic-skiing-road-trip-advice-needed.
What I have currently: I have a pair of rossignol s5 jib skis that I got last year. They are 178's with dimensions 128/98/121. Turning radius 21m. I dig on them, but am considering flipping them for another pair of boards. They do carve well on groomers. Maybe keep these for groomers and park and get other ski for deep days and touring....?
I am really looking to get a side/backcountry set up. I just got a pair of dukes and am getting a pair of side country boots. I am thinking something with a waist greater than 110 and has some sort of rocker profile to it. Not sure if I want a combo camber/rocker ski, but don't know enough about the technology to decide. I want something that rips, is sturdy at high speeds, turns well in trees, gives good float and can shred most places. Some skis I have been looking into:
|Surface||Live Life||181||110||146/130||Rocker / Camber Combo||Yes||Maple/ Popler Core|
|Surface||One Life||179/189||112||140/132||Early Rise Tip/ Tail 8 Degree 3Stage rocker||Yes 3 Degree||Maple/ Popler Core|
|Bluehouse||Presinct||181 or 191||116||140/130||Rocker tip/ Tail||2-3mm underfoot||Bamboo/Carbonfiber|
|Icelandic||Nomad RKR||181||105||140/130||Early Rise Tip/Tail||Yes||Fiberglass/Poplar|
|K2||Backdrop||181||112||142/131||Tip/Tail||Yes||Wood Blend Core|
|Icelandic||Keeper||178/189||119||150/136||Early Rise Tip/Tail||Full underfoot||Poplar|
|K2||Sideseth||188||118||147/135||Tip/Tail||Yes 50%||Wood Blend Core|
|Blizzard||Cochise||185||108||135/123||Tip/Tail||No Flat Underfoot||Wood/Metal|
My info: Strong skier, 5'9" ~160lbs.
I know this is kind of all over the place but any advice would be awesome! Thanks!!!
Edited by twmagalu - 11/8/12 at 8:00pm