OK, first off i must say sorry, Yes this is another "which ski should i get thread". Next. I am a rising advanced skier. 165-170Lbs 5'9". I tend to play on groomers mostly but very much enjoy a good powder day, I am not a bump skier, but if i have to get through some bumps to get to fun stuff i will. I do enjoy a jump here and there but by no means anything big.
Just this past weekend i was up at Mammoth Mtn for two days of fresh tracks and i made the mistake of stepping into my buddies 179cm Volkl Bridges... comming from my old rossignol z6's the bridges excelled in every single thing so much it blew my mind. So i demo'd some skis the next day or two. I started on some Line Chronic's .. while they were allright i did not like the centered binding, I am not a park skiier and in the pow i found myself having to sometimes to watch my weight distribution or else they would take a dive. Next i demo'd some Volkl Mantra's ... these were much better but i felt as though i had to be rather agressive with them. In the end the best set of skis i rode were my buddies Bridges... they were very easy to ride, extremely easy to carve on the groomers, handled the crud great, twin tip made for playing backwards here and there enjoyable etc.
Really im comming to you guys as i am about to pull the trigger on some bridges... and was wondering if there was anything else out there with similar characterists as the bridge... aka something that seems to be a jack of all trades master of none ski, thats playful and easy to ride.