Hi, everyone! I'm in the market for a new pair of skis and I am having a ton of trouble figuring out what ski to get. Any help would be much appreciated.
Background: Based out of Northern VT, I usually spend most of my time in the bumps, in the woods and going off-piste; although I do enjoy carving, but that is not the most important thing a ski can do for me. I have been skiing for 21 (out of 23) years and would consider myself to be an expert skier. I am an ex-freestyler (moguls, halfpipe, aerials) and a very aggressive skier.
I haven't bought skis for about 5 years, as I was in college and had very little time to head up skiing. However, this year I am moving up to VT and expect to be on skis 120+ days this year. My current skis include: 2006 158cm K2 Cabrawlers, 2006 155 Dynastar Trouble Makers (mounted +1 for pipe), and 2007 155cm Roxy Broom Stix. I like the responsiveness these skis have, although, moguls skis are really only appropriate for moguls and I would like a ski that is more versatile than my park setups. This current quiver doesn't quite cover my needs anymore as I have stopped competing, so I am looking for a versatile ski that would match my skiing preferences.
I've been hearing very good reviews for Blizzard Bonafide, Nordica Soul Rider, Armada TST, and the Liberty Helix, but I'm sure that I am missing out on a lot of good options. I have also been admiring the Kaestle XX90 James.