I tried a bunch of powder skis last year (Rossi Super 7, Atomic Bent Chet, K2 Sideseth, ON3P Billy Goat, Line Opus Pollard, Black Diamond Megawatt, Line Sir Francis Bacon, Salomon Rocker115 and 108, among others) and thought I liked the BGs the most, but also loved the Line SFB and OP.
Well, over the summer, I got a good deal on a basically unused flat pair of '11-'12 BGs. I've been on them a number of times this year and am just not loving them. They don't feel playful to me, they feel heavy, too stiff, not forgiving at all and I'm finding myself working too hard to ski in good powder. This really surprises me b/c I thought they felt better last year, and everyone generally raves about them as a powder ski. Has anyone who's skied them feel this way?
Now I'm conflicted on what to do. I'd like a more dedicated powder ski, but maybe 118 underfoot is too much? I typically ski the 5 Vail resorts, as well as Loveland, WP, Aspen Highlands, and Snowbird.
Thoughts on whether to find a different ski that's around 118 under foot (Line Pollard) or size down and get one that I can use way more often in all kinds of conditions, like the SFB? Are there other powder oriented skis that you'd recommend I look at?
I remember the Line Pollard being much more playful (118 underfoot), and the SFB even more so since it's 108 underfoot. Plus lighter. That's where I'm leaning - I'd like to hear if people have had good experiences with them.
FWIW, I do have a pair of Volkl Mantras as my other ski.