I'm going to Japan in February to try and get my powder skills up to scratch! I have Roxy Black Magic's at the moment, but they are done and I need to replace them with a ski that can kind of do it all! I used to do some racing so was used to my carvers and then spent a year in Whistler which took me more off piste. I want to continue on this road with eventually getting some touring bindings to get slightly further off the beaten track.
I have done quite a bit of reading and really like the sound of Aramada VJJs, which people are saying can still hold their own on groomers despite the width underfoot. I still want a ski that can rip on harder pack and still carve pretty well when I decide to bomb it down, but that will benefit me in the powder in Japan (I want to really love it, so I am will to compromise a wee bit on the on piste performance). I have been reading about the TSTw as well, which sound like a great all mountain ski but people have been saying that it's best suited to smaller dumps of pow....
Any advice? Has anyone skied both of these? And if so, what differences did you notice and which would you chose if you were me?
Thanks in advance!