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Can you help me fine a middle ground here?

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6",185 lb, aggressive skier, almost exclusivity West. I have been riding K2 Extremes for a few years and have really enjoyed them for their general playfulness and their more than adequate carving on the groomers. I am ready now for a new one quiver ski that is much more serious carver while still being at home and able to play in the pow, bumps, trees, etc.

I demo'd two skis today and did not enjoy either. First, I tried the Hell and Back. Way too serious ski for me. Felt planky. This ski was born to get from point A to point B very fast with big giant turns. Not a stop and smell the roses kind of ski. Bumps and quick turns were just not going to happen for me. I can see why others like this ski, but its just not for me.

I then swapped out the hell and back for some Rossingol S3's. This was definitely the wrong tool for the job on today's hardpack. It took me 10 seconds to figure out that this was not going to be an improvement from my extremes in the carving department. I felt like a rag doll on the hard pack.

So what's the middle ground here? kendo? Bonafide? prophet? Other?
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I think you would like the Rossignol Experience 88 MUCH better than the S3. Maybe check the Blizzy Bushwacker and Nordica Soul Rider, all are more 'playful' than 'serious'.

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