What a great forum!
I'm putting together a demolist and I was wondering if I'm doing this right.
I'm a level 8 skier (I ski 10-20 days a year, I now have about 25 weeks experience), female, 5'6'' (1,68 m), 143lbs (65 kg) and I enjoy medium to long carving turns on the groomers, but want to be able to hit some bumps and crud at the end of the day and do some shorter turns as well. I'm only skiing knee-high powder and not too often (no more than 20% of the time). I'm not a very agressive, but smooth skier and like to go very fast. I have a good technique and still try to get better by taking some lessons.
Right now I ski the 2011 Elan Pure Magic Fusion @ 158. I really like the stable, solid feel and edge hold. They really want to be on the edge and carve like crazy! This is what I am looking for in a new ski as well. Only the turn radius is a bit short for my taste and it feels like it's reached its max. And they don't like bumps or skidding.
So I am looking for one ski that does all: needs to be an excellent carver on groomers, has solid grip on harder pistes, have some float on fresh snow and gives me a 'pop' when I go fast.
I was thinking these for certain:
- Volkl Kenja
- Blizzard Viva 8.0
- Nordica Hell's Belles
And maybe these:
- Rossignol Temptation 88
- Fischer Koa 88
- Head Mya 8
- Salomon Rockette
- Dynastar Exclusive Eden
- Elan Zeal
What would be your, let's say, top 5 for me? I think the list is quite long now and I can't try them all. I already posted this on Skidiva, but was also wondering what your opinions are.
Thanks for reading!