I have a pair of 183cm Head Monster 82s that I absolutely love for early season and long-duration high pressure periods, with up to a few inches of fresh snow (before the BC is ready to go). Unfortunately, they'll probably only last another season.
What ski this year, up to the last two years will be most like the Head Monster 82, including feel/personality (i.e. heavy/damp/grounded/smooth but with some energy when pushed)? I would prefer to not have anything with tip rocker, either, for this sort of ski. It makes absolutely no sense, IMO. I'd also like to err on the more damp/smooth side of things.
I've heard that series called the poor-man's Kastle, but I'm a poor man, so Kastle isn't an option. Bummed that there isn't a poor-man's Kastle anymore.
I've also read two things about the Monster series versus the Peak series. That the Monster 82 is identical to the Peak 82, and that the Monster 88 is different from the Peak 88. Is this true? Would the Peak 82 be a suitable (near identical) replacement for the Monster 82? Which Peak 82 would I want, or are they all the same?
Also, if anyone has a pair just floating around that hasn't been stone-ground to death, I'd be interested.
Edited by Brian Lindahl - 11/12/12 at 10:25am