I am looking for guidance on which of these two skis would suit me better.
I ski in New England. Had been mostly NH flats the past few years, but this year I plan to spend more time in Jay, Stowe, Killington again. I already have (multiple) skis for hardpack, groomers, the occasional race course. So I'd like to upgrade my old pow/tree/bump skis for those rare days (at least for me) when it snows here. All of my skis are full camber, no rocker, so I don't have experience with the new crop of pow/all mountain skis.
I am 5'7" 160 lb. Strong skier. 50+ but ski like 35 :-)
The trees here can sometimes be a bit dicey - tight, obstacles, hard bumps in places, etc, so I think quick turning, no metal would serve me best. Thinking the 173 or 177. Would want them to work in the trees, but also when it snows - many times there's 4-12 inches on top of hardpack on the trails, so the skis need to be able to hook up and *hold* at the bottom of each turn,
Both of the BW and the Theory look like they could be good bets for me. Would love to hear from those with experience with these skis, or with other skis I should consider.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by joejoejoe - 10/29/13 at 12:18pm