- Current Ski (I will keep)
My current skis are the Atomic Blackeyes and would most likely ski those on hardpack and ice days. I chose these over the Atomic Crimson at the time as I seemed to prefer a softer quicker turning ski with a shorter radius.
- About Me
6' 165Lbs 45 years old. Athletic. Raced in college.
- Typical Skiing
Mid-Week with a flexible schedule so try and go on Powder days. Typically Mt Hood Meadows (OR) Like as steep and deep as I can get it. I prefer a ski with a tight turning radius. I ski pretty tight to the fall-line. I like backcountry and tree skiing (or anywhere there is deeper snow). I don't ski Parks or do any Jumps etc. Don't do a lot of high speed turning with the exception of spring skiing. Depending on the ski I could use the blackeyes then.
-What have I demo'd this week and what were my impressions.
Fischer Watea - It didn't have the fun responsive feel of a rocker ski. Felt much like my current ones but floated better. After skiing this I felt I wanted rise in the tail.
Armada JJ - Loved it in the trees and tight turns on the steep. Seemed to float great and very responsive. On the down side it did not seem to carve as well on the groomed as the Rossignol or Line, and felt a bit jumpy.
Line Mr Pollards Opus - I was surprised at how quick these in initiating turns in the powder as well. Loved it in the trees and steep. Felt a bit heavy or wide on the groomed runs but preferred how it carved on the groomed runs over the JJs.
Rossignol S7 - Was shocked at how well this ski seemed to Carve for me on the groomers even when pushed hard. I did not have the opportunity to try it on ice, but it was exceptional in the soft groom and crud. Loved how it floated and turned in the powder and trees. Did not seem to turn as quick as the Line or JJ but very stable and in control yet still fun and responsive.
Given the above are there any skis that you think might fit what I am looking for that I should yet try and ski this year? Or do we say....sounds like you might be an S7 skier. Thanks for any help!
Edited by imapaine - 3/8/13 at 12:59pm