I haven't asked a "which one" question for a long time, but decided to do so for this ski to focus my choices. I'm thinking of adding a carver with a mid-size radius (e.g., 16 - 17 meter) to my skis for next year. I'm now 55 and fit. I ski at resorts about 70 - 80 days per year, which is a bit down from years past because I'm spending more time skiing at alternative areas. I tend to be an athletic and aggressive skier and I enjoy the feeling of being on rails when turning. My current carvers are an older pair of 165 Atomic sl 12 and older 183 Rossi GS WC. I probably could include my 180 MX 88s in there as carvers as well. Other skis include185 Bonifides and 186 Automatics, both of which I love, especially the Bones.
My thinking is that on cruiser days (hard snow during dry spells), I love to spend my time carving on groomers and would like something between an sl and gs ski. Slalom skis are fun but not always for all day cruising. GS race skis are also very fun when the slopes are not busy (early mornings), but not optimum when lots of people about. My bigger/fatter skis are used a lot but are not as much fun on old snow hard days.
I have not spent much time looking at front-side carving skis for quite a while as I have been mostly happy with hand-me-ups from my kids racing. So... advice regarding skis in this category (mid radius carver) would be most welcome.
Edited by canadianskier - 8/12/13 at 6:44pm