Ok so I know the FX94 has been praised as one of the best one ski quivers one could own but I want to know if it is also a playful, somewhat easy going ski. I often have read that it is considered a very technical ski but is it playful or at least significantly more playful than what i am currently skiing.
5' 9 145lbs 33yrs old athletic have been skiing since i was 7.
I live on the east coast and ski mostly hunter and windham with occasional trips to stratton, killington, and stowe. I currently ski a 2010-11 kendo in a 170. my previous ski was a 2002 blizzard Fxp-ti
I would say I am an advanced skier. I am somewhat of a balance between finesse and aggressive. Sometimes I enjoy bombing down the mountain and other times I enjoy taking my time and making as many turns as I can. I can ski double blacks aggressively; I am not yet able to zipperline moguls, but I have never really had a ski that was really ideal for skiing moguls. When they are soft i can ski them at decent speed, but on the icy large ones i have to definitely take my time.
I live for the trees, however I don't get to spend as much time as I would like in the trees due to where I ski. The reality is that most my time is spent on the groomers. I don't really go into the park, but if it is on the route I am taking i will sometimes hit a tabletop or two. I do enjoy getting air of off any natural features and will drop off a cliff or two as long as it is not in excess of 10' or so. I love my Kendo's but I spend alot of my time skiing with my wife (who is an intermediate at best) and my six year old daughter who is still learning. I am looking for a ski that is a little softer than the Kendo, better at slower speeds, easier in the trees, and that will help me progress on moguls. I also do not want to give up too much performance on the groomers. Would the FX 94 in a 176 fit the bill? Also if anyone knows of anywhere to that offers demos near hunter, windham, or on Long Island that would be appreciated as well.
Also should i be looking at the 176 or 166- the Kendo i have is 170 and i have never felt like i needed any more length; however my prior ski (blizzark fxp-ti 7.0) was 158 and they were ok at most speeds but definitely had a speed limit and felt nowhere near as stable as my kendos at speed or in choppy snow.