So I've been skiing and loving a pair of Nordica Hot Rod Afterburners in a 178cm length for the last five years. Now, I feel like its time for a replacement so I'm looking for a new pair of skis to inspire me for the 2013 season.
I'm in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies and ski mostly Sunshine and Lake Louise. I ski around 20-30 days a year and prefer off piste to on piste but probably still ski 30% groomers. I like to ski pretty aggressive and I really like the steeps and slipping into trees whenever the opportunity arises but don't spend alot of time in the bumps. I'm 6' and weigh 175lbs and can ski most anywhere on the mountain, but not always pretty.
I love how the Afterburners feel like they're on a rail when turning at high speeds regardless of whether the snow is groomed or crud. But I do wish they were a little quicker and easier though when I'm in the trees or when I'm in a tight chute. I'm wondering what people think about skiis and lengths and also whether you guys feel it'll be much of an upgrade from the Afterburners. The skis I was thinking about based on my reading so far are: Blizzard Bonafides, Nordica Steadfast, Kastle MX88s. Head Rock n Roll.
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