I'm 31 years old. 5'10. 165 pounds. I've been demoing skis for the past couple seasons but I struggle to find the perfect fit.
I have Mantras for powder trips out west but I generally ski boilerplate groomers/ice in Quebec and Vermont.
The thing I love about the Head Supershape Magnum (163cm) is how well rounded it is. I love bumps, mixing up different radius carves and early turn initiation. The Magnum excels in all three of those categories. I also love tons of side-cut... Generally the more shapely the better.
My big complaint with Head skis is their top sheets are made of butter. I cut through them like a guinsoo sword so I want to find a different manufacturer.
Volkl: I totally loved the old Volkl Tigershark 12ft but I can't find any used ones in the length I want. I hate the All Star and AC series.
Fischer: I loved the 2011 Fisher RC4 SL but I doubt it would be as well rounded as I want it to be.
Please suggest some 2013 models that I should try?
Blizzard S Power FS in a 167cm?
Salomon Daytona in 169cm?