I am 5’9” and 170 lbs advanced skier that is on the east coast about 80% of the time. I have been skiing since I was two and have raced recreationally so I can carve nice GS turns and like speed, but I am looking to enjoy the bumps and glades more. Currently I am on Atomic SX 9’s and love the ski on groomers and ice but not so much on bumps and glades (it may be the Indian not the arrow) so I find them limiting. I also have issues with them when I am lucky enough to ski 6”+ of new snow.
Two part question:
- Do I get a complementary ski (ex: Bonafide, Mantra, etc) and keep my dated yet in good shape Atomic carvers or do I split the difference and go in between?
- If I go in between, do I go with something like a Bushwacker/Kendo or something like the K2 Rictor/Magnum 8.5?
I have read many posts on the specifics of the skis mentioned above so I am not looking for reviews, just some help with my “quiver” strategy.
Thanks and looking forrward to everyones insight.