I want to add a new ski to my quiver. I live in the East, but go out west or to Europe yearly for a week. My current everyday ski is a 2010 Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider in 178 cm. I am happy with them. they will last a few more years. I use Naxo AT bindings and garmont Endorphin AT boots.
I am 5'9" and 180 pounds. 54 years old. I am a level 9 skier, who skis more fluidly and methodically than agressively. I like off piste terrain, glades and bowls, I want a ski that will also be able to ski bumps and groomed snow when required.
I want a ski that is more soft snow oriented than the MR, although they have been totally adequate thus far.
In an earlier thread, I sought endorsements for the 2013 Volkl Gotama as such a ski, but there were no recommendations.
Here are a few more options based on what I can get my hands on at a decent price:
Coreupt the Slasher 2012 in either 179 or 187 (not sure which one would be right)
Ninthward RDS 2013 in 184 cm
Rossignol S3 in 186 cm.
Rossignol S7 in 186 cm
Volkl Mantra in 177 or 184
Can anyone with hands on experience recommend any one of these?
Which length would I be better off with?