I love whiling away the hours reading gear junk-head topics like this. Not that I've read all of this, but I was feeling a little out of touch with reality until I noticed prickly was also quivering something under 70. I realize this is mostly geared to west coast skiing, but what about us east coasters? Does anybody else still quiver these like I do in a 63mm?
IMO, there is still nothing better for ripping around on your average day at a place like Killington. Maybe I'm lost and missing something, but I can't imagine ever being without some SL race skis as my daily driver in the east.
So I have two 3-ski quivers (basically) of some slightly older gear:
63 - Fischer Worldcup SL = most days, hard snow, etc
78 - Head iM 78 Monster = mixed snow, good pp, light freshies
105 - Blizzard Answer (only guy in the world skiing these) = rare pow days, boot deep or more
87 - Blizzard Magnum = hard snow, mixed snow
105 - Blizzard Answer = mixed snow, pow
126 - Fat-ypus I-Rock = pow
Truthfully, the 126's are looking to be a bit of a waste for me. I have been picking 2 out of 3 west skis to pack for my trips and it's usually the 87's then one or the other based on projected weather. I took the I-Rocks to Revelstoke 2 yrs. ago and they were great when we got into the trees, but they were a killer on groomers, which we ended up having to ski too often. I have found that the 105 Answers rock on crap and groomers while still floating well in the pow for me at 215 lbs.
Which brings me arond to the start of this thread. I can see having a 105 as the top of a 2 ski quiver - even a dog (some would say) such as the Answer, which I happen to like. A mid 80's + 105 quiver works well for me 95% of the time. A 3 ski quiver which includes a rockered pow ski is a bit of an unecessary for me.
So, who's still quivering a mid 60 ski for "everywhere else," besides me and Prickly?