First purchase in about 6yrs. Currently on K2 public enemies.
NZSIA ski instructor, but not teaching now, skiing for self.
Love being off piste and the bumps, powder etc etc.
Never skied on a rockered ski.
Had a disastrous time two weeks ago on Nordica arrow fire - way too small and too stiff for the deep powder I was in (the guy at the shop recommended them).
Not into tricks, but love ripping up bumps, off piste of any kind, especially tricky steep lines where control is essential.
Like to ski well technically.
Want something with a touch more performance on piste than my K2's, but is not essential.
Ski hard, but in a 'flowing, smooth' type of way. I don't try to force it - may sound a bit crazy that description, but maybe someone will get what I mean.
NB I hate buying new skis. I get a pair I love, and never want to change, but they're falling apart. In fact they've stopped sliding on snow, seriously.
So, can only afford one set of skis. The shop is going to let me demo up to 3, and will subtract the price of demoing them, if I end up buying.
All recommendations welcome.