I have been skiing on Salomon Enduro LX 800 skis (168). They are ok, but not quite as stable as I would like. I am 39 years old, 5'11", 230 lbs. Solid intermediate skier with basically at least one trip a year since I was 5. I can handle moguls, but don't love them.
I've started making trips to the mountains more often with my son and would like a better ski for myself that can handle more different conditions. This last 3-day trip to Colorado, we skied groomers (greens & blues with the occassional groomed black thrown in) for the first 2 days. Then the last day we had 10 inches of new powder of Beaver Creek and I was miserable.
I know that with a do everything ski, it doesn't do anything really well...but I would still like a do everything all mountain ski anyway. I skied one afternoon on a friends Volkl Mantra (177), and it was a bit too much ski for me. I would prefer somehting with a bit more side-cut / shorter radius to it than the Mantra.
I've read up a bit on the Head Rev 85 Pro, and it seems to be maybe a bit more of what I'd be looking for, but maybe still a bit too much front-side oriented. As my 7-year old continues to improve, I'd like to start getting him off the front-side groomers.j
Looking for suggestions on what I should be looking for.
(and for those wonder, yes - I have boots. Just upgraded to Tecnica Ten.2 120 hvl boots).
Thanks for your feedback.