Stats : 5' 10" 165-170 lbs Age :41 Advanced /Expert Ski in the Alps 20 -30 days a year
I am looking to get a couple of new pairs of skis this winter. For my first ski I am looking for something in the 98 range , 50/50 usage both on and off trail . For my second ski I am looking for something that is good in the bumps and on the groomers but can also be used off piste to some degree.
In the 98 category I have been looking at the following skis:
Blizzard Bonafide 180
Stockli Stormrider 95
Kastle Fx94 176
Kastle Mx83 173
Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti 174
Kastle FX84 176
Stockli Stormrider 78 174
Stockli Y-85 177
I was originally leaning towards the Bonafide in a 180 and the Magnum , but since reading dawgcatchings review of the MX83 I am now thinking of pairing that with the Bonafide .
I have a pair of Look pivots in chrome to go on the Bonafides if I get them . If I go for the Mx83's should I go for the look pivots or the Salomon Sth2 .
I know I should demo, but since breaking my old skis at the beginning of last season I couldn't find any of the skis I wanted to demo, and therefore spent my time on rentals . I really want to get the skis before I get there this season.
All suggestions and advice on ski and length are much appreciated.