So here are my skiing details
Skiing Level: Advanced/Expert
Boots: Tecnica Inferno 130 - Fit in SLC by "The Sports Loft"
Area to be Skied: Colorado/Utah - Very minimal eastern skiing
Favorite Terrain: Blues through Double Blacks / Moguls / Bowls / Glades
(I love powder skiing, but unless mother nature provides when I happen to be on vacation, I rarely get to ski much of it, and at this point have done little to no touring or backcountry skiing)
I started skiing in Vail's ski school when I was 3 and have been skiing ever since. I have taken lots of lessons over the years, and I think by most people's standards, I would be considered an advanced to expert skier. I ski with a very tight "old school" parallel style and love carving nice turns on the groomed runs, but I love a good bump run as much as anything, though I don't "zipper" it from top to bottom..
I was recently fitted for a pair of boots at what I thought was an amazing ski store in SLC "The Sport Loft", and am now looking to buy a set of skis either during the off season or early next season. While there I demoed some FX94s that I really liked, I later skied the Mantra which I wasn't as much of a fan of, and finished with the Hell and Back's which prob fell in the middle of those three in terms of how much I liked them.
While I liked the FX94s and the Hell and backs, there are obviously a ton of skis out there that I haven't tried, and am wondering if there might be things better suited for my main needs. Therefore, I am wondering what other suggestions you guys might have for me...
My Priorities would be as follows...
1 & 2 - Equal Priority to Carving/Gripping ability on groomed and iced-over/skied off runs and Great in Bumps
3 - Ability to cut through Crud/Re-frozen Windblown Snow
4 - Good in Powder when I am lucky enough