Hey all looking to buy a new set of skis and could use some help.
A little background, I am 6'1" 178lbs and athletic. I took a few years off but since starting up again last year I get up to the mountain about 10-15 days of the year. As far as skill level I am an intermediate skier but I am just breaking into intermediate status. I ski mostly frontside but I enjoy skiing fast and also more technical runs, go off piste maybe 15-20% of the time. I want to be able to explore the power when I can.
I will be skiing on the West Coast, namely, British Columbia ( Whistler & Mt Washington).
Last year I used a friends 176cm Rossignal Z72's. Did not really like them. I really would like a little bit more underfoot and also a bit of a rocker for the powder days.
Ultimately I am looking for an all mountain ski that will be fun and easy to ski at my level, but also one that provides room for advancement and allows me to grow as a skier.
So far I have been looking at the 178cm Atomic Smoke (not the TI) and the 178 cm Atomic Colt. Are these a close fit to my needs?
will they be too short for my height due to their semi rocker tip? I am VERYYY open to other suggestions so please help me out!
Thanks in advance!