I have an unusual predicament that has offered me the choice of any ski I like. Let me explain, I had just purchased a pair of 2013 Fischer Watea 84's online from Clym for real cheep and took them to a local shop here in the East to have my bindings mounted. After specifically showing the kid manning the shop on where exactly I wanted by bindings mounted and showing him the side mark (2"behind center) and boot mark they ended up mounting them at f'n true center!!
Since moving the bindings back would show 6 filled mount holes I was pretty pissed but the manager was great and came through offering me to replace the Fischers (they do not carry them so she would have to order). Orrrrrr I can grab what ever they had new off the rack!!!. Since I only purchased the Wateas because they were real cheep (not quite the best east coast DD) I am more inclined to choose something else.
To preface any recommendations, I am 48 yrs old 5'11" 195 lbs, expert East Coast skier (that is slowing down a bit). I used to compete in bumps in college and into my 20's then gravitated more to trees and off piste in my 30's and early 40's. Used to ski 30+ days a year and lived in CO, Tahoe for a few years but now mostly ski in VT 10-15 days with the kids.
I still ski anything, groomers, crud, powder (the 2 days a year I can) a few bump runs and the trees at Stowe and Sugarbush. I was skiing two old pairs of Volkl P50's that have been a blast with no speed limits but need to get newer technology. I also wear Lange World Cup 120 flex boots.
I can choose from Blizzard, Rossi, Line, Volkl, Rossi, K2 or Nordica. I have already skied the Mantra, Kendo, Prophet 90, Theory, Steadfast before but nothing from Rossi or Blizzard.. I ave not skied The manager was really talking up the Rossi Sin 7 while I was there and hearing so much of the Sick Day 95's I am almost compelled to choose them without even skiing them.
In all I am thinking to stick to '85-95 under foot, early rise rocker with tapered tail (no twin tip) in 178-182 length
So what the hell should I do? Hell&Back, Sick Day 95 or Rossi Sin 7, other????
Thanks in advance!