Originally Posted by beyond
Ahrummph! In all my years of (insert paragraph of biographical blah blah blah) I have never come across such a misinformed thread. Why, you haven't even considered the implications of (insert another paragraph of more arcane blah blah blahs). "Self-deceiving" is too kind. Everyone's all wrong about everything. Everywhere. Endlessly.
^^^ Love that. In spite of beyond's warning I feel compelled to add to the wrongness and misinformation in this thread.
Here's an idea: how about one of the all mountain 90ish twin tips with full rocker? They would allow you to go longer for your chop at speed, but they are still pretty good bump skis and some are even fairly stable at speed.
I'm thinking of the Volkl Bridge and Salomon Rocker2 in paticular. They have both been around long enough to find cheap and are nice all mountain skis.
There is one other ski along these lines that is on my super secret demo list for this year. I'm afraid to bring it up in present company, as It's like admitting I like Coors Light at the Great American Beer Festival. And... I haven't skied it yet, but here goes:
Rossi Smash 7. It's the little brother to the Sin 7 (replaces S3), which is the little brother to the much loved but little skied Soul 7. It's a value priced ski that reportedly skis beyond its price point. I've skied the S3 a lot, and while not a big fan I always thought a little narrower version would be a nice soft bump ski (soft applying to both the snow and the ski). If they tamed the rocker a bit for this year, it might also be a nice carving ski, at least on softer snow... and you are on the east coast, so maybe not. Just an idea. I may just hate it when I demo it, but I'm going to give it a spin.