I am looking for an all mountain ski for NZ conditions. Mostly North island which I suspect might be similar to East Coast in USA - only a few powder days circa 10cm, and a long spring season. I ski probably park 10%, piste 40%, off piste 50%. Am 95kg (210 pounds) 6 foot 3, done 3 seasons and fairly comfortable anywhere on the mountain, dabbling in 2 meter drops etc but want to get better. I have been skiing a set of 180cm boone magic sticks (125 / 93 / 119) but have grown out of them, i think theyre too short and they have no rocker so struggle off piste, and I have a pair of 189 K2 Obsethed (146 / 117 / 134) which are mint for charging straight lines but heavy so not very playful or easy to manuovere and can be hard work when i have to spend the day on piste due to ice everywhere else.
So I am thinking a ski which is twin tip (trying to learn to switch ski), early rise, 90-100 underfoot, medium to stiff flex, 185-190cm length, light, playful as keen to learn to spin, can carve easy and can standup in often cruddy off piste conditions while i look for soft snow, and stable at pace under my weight.
Can anyone suggest what skis i should be looking at. I have been looking up best all mountain skis on about 10 different websites and there is no consistency whatsoever. Cheers.
Edited by Bison - 4/6/13 at 6:54pm