I'm planning on going to one of the local ski swaps this Sunday and I'm wondering what I should keep my I out for. I currently have an excellent front side carver (68 waist) for the East Coast, but haven't found a good East Coast crud/bump and occasional out West ski to go along with it. Last season I picked up a pair of Rossi Experience 88s, but I think I got them in a size too large for me. I got them in a 178 and I probably would have been happier in a 170. I could ski them okay in crud, but they did not work in the bumps at all for me.
Some info on me. I'm 5'6" and weigh 175lb. I'm an advanced skier who skis mostly on-piste, but have started to move to skiing mogul trails and have made a couple of forays into the trees. I want to explore more bumps and trees this season as conditions allow. I will also be at the Utah ski gathering in February and it would be nice to have a ski that would work their as well. I may be asking too much for a East Coast bump ski to handle Utah as well, and if I am tell me.
Some thoughts I had on potential skis are:
Prophet Line 90 (165 length)
Solomon Rocker2 90 (169 length)
When I was in Tahoe two years ago, I rented the Rossi S3 in a 178 and really enjoyed it, but I have the feeling it wouldn't be useful at all out East. If I'm wrong let me know and I'll keep my eyes open for a pair of them as well.