I've been reading a lot about different powder skis and been getting good info from posts on this site but i wanted to direct the questions a little more towards me.
First, i already have a good all-mountain mountain ski that i enjoy volkl mantra 184 2009 with at duke binding. Second I'm a big guy 6'2 250 fit. I need something that can handle me. Thirdly I'm looking for a ski that fits what i want- a ski that can float in the deep stuff, a ski that can turn in the tree's, a ski i can jump in, plus a ski that can rage down a bowl and handle the steep. (To much to ask?)
Any idea's come to mind? I know demoing skies is the way to go and i will. Last year i demoed the super 7 2012 when my skies were getting a tune up. I really like the camber, rocker and the 5 point design just a fun ski. Postive's- good float, great turns in powder, nimble in the tree's, could even make some good turns on the groomers. negatives- the chatter and stability at speed concerns me, turns on groomers seem to want to hold the line somewhat hard to get out of a turn at time.. Not a big deal since groomers are not where they are supposed to be.
The next ski i will demo will be atomics bent chetler. From what I'm reading it sounds like a perfect ski for what I'm looking for... Guess ill find out next month.