The preacher is an unorthodox ski as it is 112mm at the waist, which plonks it in the realm of a "big mountain" ski (as defined by Epicski's buyers guide). However, it has a huge amount of sidecut for its "class", and has a conventional camber profile, as well as a massive tip for its waist.
Somehow these features combine into a ski that does it all, according to the reviews I have read, but the reviews I have found are usually in the context of a big mountain ski, and I was wondering if its significant sidecut and camber mean it performs on-piste at a comparable level with most 98mm skis.
I am personally looking for my first set of all mountain skis so I can get eyeball deep in some pow without having to relearn how to ski because of the size of the ski, I am 5'10 and 190lbs, and used to skiing on piste on frontside carvers. Are the preachers accessible to someone like me or do they behave like massive skis with some carve?
And if not, what is? Line P-98? Bones?