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Looking to upgrade skis and step up my game

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So I have been reading a ton of stuff here on Epicski for advice and finally decided it best to just jump in here and ask specifically for the info I am looking for. 

 

I am looking to step up into a new, more advanced ski and wanted to get some advice. Here is some basic info that will help let you know where I am at now: 28, 5'10, 170lbs, Advanced skill, skiing mostly Northeast (I have a season pass to Attitash/Wildcat) and will likely ski out West 5-8 days this year. I skied my whole youth but stopped for about 10 years and started back up last season (catching up to my old ability much faster than I thought I would). I had been skiing thinner skis in the past (76-80mm usually) but from everything I hear, I should be a bit wider and where I'd like to go, I feel like this is accurate. 

 

So what I'm looking to do: I want to be able to get out into the trees a bit and hike to get a little fresh powder (heres to hoping we get another good snow year this year!) but I will be spending ~70% on groomers. I'm probably a little more aggressive than the average person out on the mountain and want to hit the bumps a bit more than I do now, not all of the time but definitely will be hitting them each time I'm out on the mountain. I stay out of the parks so no need to take that into consideration. I know it can get icy here a bunch and I have skis for the days it's an ice rink but I'm searching for a ski to use the majority of the time there is something other than ice. 

 

I have read a ton of reviews for the Rossi Experience 88's, the Blizzard Bushwacker 90's, Nordica Steadfast 90's but have seen some other names out there that people seem to enjoy. I want something that I can fly around groomers on and do a little carving but will hold its own in the bumps and trees without throwing me around. Like I said, I'm no expert but I am fairly good and would like to be able to grow into whatever I get. 

 

I've heard the Steadfast's can be a bit much to handle in the bumps, the Rossi's are a bit heavy for and pow and don't quite have the pop, and admittedly I only today started looking into the Bushwacker's but they seem to fall behind some other names every time not sure why. Any advice, other skis that I should consider, or anything else would be great. I know it's a lot but I'd love any help I can get. 

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Try the Volkl Kendo. I love mine, light weight, great edge hold, no speed limit, good all round ski.

 

I tune mine tip to tail at 1 & 3.

 

What do you have for boot's ? they are the most important part. Do you have a great boot fitter ?

Do you have custom foot beds ?

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What do you have for boot's ? they are the most important part. Do you have a great boot fitter ?

Do you have custom foot beds ?

I use Rossi Pursuit Sensor 3 100's and I was looking at buying Aline custom insoles. From what I've heard they are great for added support and comfort. 

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