I'm 5'8" 150lb level 7 skier. Mainly skiing So. Cal. and Mammoth Mtn. I hope to ski Bird/Alta and Squaw this year. I'm hoping to demo a few skis this year and I currently ski a Blizzard 8.0CA and Blizzard Bushwacker 88. I like both of these skis a lot but I might go for a more wider type ski. I'm thinking more than likely the 100-110 segment. a 98 wide ski might be too close to my 88(I know the 80 is close to the 88 too). I still prefer groomed/hardpacked to soft stuff but I might try to be more adventurous this year...
Some skis I've researched so far to possibly demo are:
1. Armada TST (183L * 102W)
2. Blizzard Peacemaker (179L * 104W)
3. Rossignol Soul 7 (180L * 106W)
4. Salomon Q-105 (181L * 104W)
I've always seemed to prefer lighter to heavier skis but I'm not with a wider ski but any initial thoughts or comments on the skis above. I'm sure a majority of these are new so maybe no reviews will be had until later in the ski year. Thanks!!