Looking for something to add to the quiver for those hard snow/groomed days inbounds at the resort. Race background, hard charger, and like to arc GS turns at speed.
I currently ride the 174 K2 Charger for my hard snow ski, and have several other wider and/or rockered skis for other conditions, so I'm not concerned with softer/3D snow performance. Looking to go a bit longer, low 180s, and to try something new (not K2). Two obvious choices are the RTM 84 and Magnum Ti 8.5, which are both interesting in that they have a bit of tail rocker.
Am I correct in that the RTMs only come as a system, with no option for flat without bindings? I've never skied a system binding, and not sure I want to foray into that arena. How is the Blizzard flipcore technology as a hard snow-only ski? Again, not looking for a one ski quiver, so not concerned with other snow conditions. Between these two, any thoughts? Ideas on other skis that may fit this bill?
Thanks for your input!