Whew that's a mouth full. I know a lot of people don't get past the threat title so I figured I would add as much info as I could.
I'm a very new skier (5 days under my belt) but have boarded for over 15 years. This year I have the opportunity to do a lot of skiing and I'd really like to buy a pair instead of renting all season long. I'm new, but I can handle myself pretty well on the hill. I get down any black without much trouble. I have to take my time in the bigger bumps and glades, but am never in over my head. I absolutely love skiing glades and medium sized bumps. I was wondering what the community's thoughts were on a few skis I've been researching and in general a few things to look for in glade skis.
From my understanding, and please correct em if I'm wrong, is that I'm looking for a small turn radius ski to get around in the woods. I would also want something a little wider (maybe 85-115mm) to handle the occasional powder. I'm in the northeast so I'm not overly concerned with super fat skis. Some sites seem to suggest I want a stiffer ski while others say a softer one. I don't really understand the physics of how that plays into the ski performing in the woods
Anyway from what I can tell I was looking heavily at getting Rossi AC30's until a post here seemed to blast them out of the water for skiing glades. I'm leaning towards Dynastar Sultan 85's now but again have come across a few conflicting reviews. The shops seem to point me in one direction, while forums another. I also really liked everything I've read about the rozzi experience 88's, although those might be out of my price range.
As you can tell I'm pretty confused at this point so I thought I would join the best looking site I could find and ask for help. Any and all advice is appreciated! Thank you in advance!