So I really don't have the funds to make this a reality right now, but as a northeast dweller all I can do right now is think about gear and it doesn't hurt to have something in mind. Eventually my aim is to have a two ski quiver with my blizzard bushwackers for days when the trees/bumps look enticing or we just got dumped on (or when I just want to ride a relaxed rockered ski), and then an icepick carver with plenty of camber underfoot to rip up the icy groomers, because lets face it, that's mostly what you're getting driving from Connecticut (Mostly Stratton VT).
Stats: 5'9 170lbs 25 years old
Advanced skiier, okayish technique (I never find myself out of control but I tend to skid on the steeps), mostly big GS turns on regular black diamond groomers for this ski but I'd like to play around with the turn radius given it's a carver.
Used to race very poorly in highschool.
I'm looking for something for an advanced skiier but not too too physically demanding. Having a lot of *pop* is good I like the feeling of being catapulted from edge to edge. Maybe a ski that is happy going astray from its natural turning radius. Something that can definitely gobble up the east coast boilerplate and hold an edge. Eyewatering speeds can be fun, but I'd put that very low on the list of priorities. I'm looking for something "fun."
What I've been looking at for this ski:
Kastle LX 82: People seem to have a lot of good things to say about this ski and it looks like it fits the above description pretty well.
Blizzard 8.0 magnum CA: My only concern here is that some people say that it REALLY needs to be driven, and as I'm not a total expert I'm a bit wary.
Blizzard Supersonics: Awesome reviews but people say it does lack that pop that I like.
Nordica Fire Arrows: Looks like a very standard bread and butter carver but people say it doesn't like going outside of it's turning radius.