Greets..first timer..go easy! Long story short, I've really only skied on one ski for most of my ski life. Dynastar Speed 63, 63mm underfoot. I skied when I was younger, stopped for a good number of years, then started up again on these skis. I didn't think I was a very good skier but it turns out I was a 6 or 7, probably 7 or 8 now. I like these Dynastars because they seem to be a very stiff, fun carving ski. I can put a lot of pressure on them and they carve well and release a lot of energy back when completing the turn. I've skied in Austria, Utah, BC, Alberta, Colorado, Northeast, everywhere on these skis. I have to admit, I have had some problems in 2' powder in Colorado with them..and in some 2" thick crust powder in Utah they seemed to be a little difficult to get turned. But I do like the zip they have.
So my question is, what am I missing with an all-mountain ski? I am considering buying a new ski but what am I getting? Will I notice much difference? Do good all-mountain skis have good carving ability as well? Is the powder float THAT much better to warrant it? I always say I'll just rent some powder skis if I needed them but that hasn't happened and I rarely find powder. I've searched and read some threads on here and they're all over the map. I just don't have any experience on any other ski to make sense of some of the chatter. Is it a case of 90% skier, 10% ski? Or vice versa?
Thanks in advance!