Hello to all,
I am looking for an all mountain ski that's good for quick and short turns, mainly skiing on the edge of the trail, going through some moguls and occasionally going through the woods if there's some powder. And sometimes do some intense short turn carving also.
Is it possible to find a good ski for these needs that is LIGHTWEIGHT???
I guess more or less a 65% trail 35% off trail.
I am an east coast skier and I don't go out when it's icy, but the real powder days are not that frequent.
I used to have a Salomon Scrambler Hot, 166cm, R15.6, and I loved it! I could do all that I mentioned above easily.
And the ski was LIGHT!! (to bad the ski got old…)
Yesterday I spent the day skiing on a pair Dynastar Outland 87 and I found the ski very heavy and it was very tiring to do short turns.
The ski just wants to do long turns. It's a bulldozer, very strong and powerful ski, great edge on ice, but it's not what I'm looking for.
Some people in ski shops say that a ski with an 87mm width will never be quick and won't be good for short turns...
Others have also said that I would not notice the extra weight of a ski….NOT TRUE!
Because, with my salomon scrambler hot, I used to be able to hop easily from a fluffy mogul to another and with the Outland 87 it was more demanding and more tiring.
SO…What do you think? Any ski recommendations?
I have found the atomic nomad blackeye ti, it seems good but it's HEAVY...
Anything similar to the atomic blackeye ti but LIGHTER?!
Should I look for a flat ski and get light weight bindings? which one? (marker squire 90?)
K2 Amp rictor 82??
Nordica Burner 84??
Volkl RTM ??
Salomon enduro XT 850 ??
Amphibio Waveflex 82 XTi ??
All the skis above are in the right category but I don't think many go them are LIGHT!
I am 5'10 / 165 lbs / 38 years old / advanced skier
THANKS in advance!!!