First the salients.
Where I ski: Mostly PCMR & DV; Also LCC and JH
No. of Days: Approx. 100
Terrain: All types except terrain park
Phys.: 6'1" 185
Current Skis: 2013 Cochise 185;
2014 Volkl V-Werks Code 185
I enjoy the Cochise but they aren't the turniest, most playful skis ever. I find them great at speed good in powder and stable in crud, but not all that much fun in the bumps and, again, not that playful. I'd like to complement them with a pair of Rossi Soul 7-s and then have a wide ski for challenging fresh snow conditions and off piste, so perhaps Rossi Super 7-s.
I have the Volkls for hardback and Masters Racing and the Cochise for when I'm trying to beat friends down the hill. But I like to turn, ski the fall line as well have the playfulness and fun the Rossis offer. So my questions are:
Does it make sense to get both the Souls and Supers? They do overlap some and as it is the Souls overlap the Cochise. I'm fine with the latter as the characteristics are different enough for both to make sense.
If I get both, the question then becomes what size for the Souls. I'd go for 188 in the Supers. But whereas I might normally get the Souls in that size too, perhaps I take them down to 180 to make them a turnier ski in the bumps and trees. I really like the bumps and want something right for in there and tight trees but would still want them stable at decent speed and a great all around ski, particularly if it becomes my most used.