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Help, require opinions on new skis.

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Hi all,

 

Time for me to get new skis but am not sure what.  I'm looking for a great all around.

 

I currently ski on Volkl Allstar Supersports which have been excellent  frontside groomers ski, however as soon as I get into any crud or deeper snow it's becomes a bit of a challange.

 

I am an advanced skier who skis mostly in the Canadian rockies, Banff, Jasper, B.C.,

I am 5'11" 205lbs.

 

I really like to ski everything the hill can dish out but I LOVE skiing moguls.

 

I have been thinking of;

 

Volkl Mantra - 177cm, Volkl Kendo - 177cm, Blizzard Bonifide -180cm and the Blizzard Bushwacker - 180cm.

 

 

I guess I'm asking alot from a ski, but I want it all.

 

I would appreciate your thoughts, and perhaps suggestions of other skis.

 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 2

 Hello and welcome!

 I'm not all that on moguls so I'll leave discussing the suitability of other skis for moguls to the experts, for an all mountain perspective though,The mantra likes powder more than groomed and is substantially wider (28mm) than your current skis,(if your getting rid of your current skis this is a jump, if your taking a second pair then great) the Kendo is in the middle of the two, perhaps would be better on moguls? When you ask a ski to do EVERYTHING you will end up compromising somewhere.

 The bonafide is the more versatile of the blizzards, the bushwhacker is a great carver better suited to hard snow.

 It appears to me that people who love volkl, love volkl! Maybe your best bet would be to try and demo these skis if you can. I'm sure someone else will be along soon with more personal experience of these skis and others soon. Good luck.

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