I have been skiing Volant Power Karves (circa 2000) and am ready to purchase some new skis to replace them. What I like about the Volants are:
- their ability to hold an edge
- their ability to plow through everything with ease
So i am looking for skis with those characteristics but also something that is a bit quicker edge and with a bit more liveliness to them. I thought what i wanted was an all mountain ski so i demo'd a pair of Dynastar Outlands 87s. I did not like them at all. I was skiing at tremblant on steep runs with no bumps with a little bit of fresh snow with a very hard base underneath. The Outlands were not close to holding an edge like the Volants. So I switched demos to the Rossi SL 8s (slalom ski) which i really liked. The were quick and easy to ski but did not have the same stabilty as the Volants when i got into a bit of snow.
About me and my skiing:
Where in the world are you skiing?
A: Mostly eastern canada/us. Usually one trip a year out west to banff
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)
A: prefer steep groomed runs with no bumps. Would like the flexibility to get into the trees and want a ski that will handle powder ok.
How many days a year do you ski?
How advanced are you as a skier?
A: I consider myself advanced (except in the bumps where i am useless)
What's your height and weight?
A: 5'10" 180lbs. 45yrs old
Thanks for any recommendations. I am feeling overwhelmed by the choices.