I’ve enjoyed the EpicSki site and forums for a couple years and finally signed up to post a question of my own. I’m about to pull the trigger on some new boards don’t have too many opportunities to demo. The skis I’ve narrowed it down to have been talked about before but I’ve have a couple of specific questions about length and flex you guys might be able to help with.
Me: 43 yrs. old, 5’7” 165 lbs. Advanced level, living in Midwest. One or two big mountain ski trips with backcountry excursions each winter but lucky if I get in 20 days a season. Love skiing off piste when available but really it’s groomers in the Midwest. I’ve been skiing the Nordica Hot Rod Nitrous since 07 and looking for similar speed and carving ability but with a little more playfulness. Particularly lighter and a little more “flex” for occasional bump day. I do have three children that I’m often coaching so have my day might be very slow speeds, sliding, Jumping, skiing backwards etc.
Considering the Brahma, Kendo and Rossi E88 in that order. I’m under the impression there’s not much difference torsionally between these skis but what’s the opinion of the flex and playfulness off the groomers. Lastly what about length? I’m worried under 175 with Rocker will feel too short even for a guy of my stature.
Thanks for any feedback everyone.