I'm looking for a new pair of skis, been doing lots of research and talking to people in the stores but I'm at the point where I am overwhelmed with information! I'm trying to decide between the Volkl Kenja (2012 or 2013, thats another story lol...) and Atomic Affinity Storm, or something else if there are any suggestions.
About me, im 25 (5'6 145lbs) have been skiing for about 12+ years. I've always been at an advanced-intermediate level, last year I spent 3 months skiing in the swiss alps and as a result I've progressed significantly. I was using a borrowed pair of Fischer Race SC 160cm last season, great for speed but I would like something more versatile for off piste. I am a pretty aggressive skiier but also like to have some leisurely runs once in a while. I want an all-mountain ski to keep working my on-piste skills but also to improve on off-piste and also moguls. I will be skiing mainly west coast mountains this year but want to use them in europe next year.
My concern with the Kenja's is just because I've read that the stiffness may not be too forgiving, I think that maybe with my weight it may be less of an issue than for lighter skiers but I'm not sure. The Atomic's were also recommended to me as comparable to Kenja's, if I remember correctly both these skis are wood construction except the kenja's have titatinum.
Any help with this decision would be greatly appreciated! Can't wait to start using my whistler pass :)