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Looking for an East Coast groomer ski

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Firstly, the questions: 

 

 
  1. Where in the world are you skiing? 

  2. What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)

  3. How many days a year do you ski?

  4. How advanced are you as a skier?

  5. What's your height and weight? 

 

1. Mostly East Coast/Midwest. A couple days out West a year as well.

2. For the east and midwest, it's pretty much strictly groomers.  

3. I get about 10 days a year in for the last several years. Hoping to increase that as I anticipate a move closer to ski resorts in my near future. 

4. I would consider myself an advanced-intermediate. I ski single blacks confidently with mostly carved turns (sometimes a skidded turn or two works its way in). I like to ski fast, with short, linked turns. 

5. 6' 1" 210. Athletic.

 

I have been skiing for 16 years now, and have begun the process of acquiring my own equipment. I have a pair of properly fitted boots and a pair of "all mountain" skis ( '09-'10 K2 Apache Xplorers 170cm) that just dont really do that great of a job on the groomers. The last several times out I have rented skis rather than ride my own. Out of all of the skis I rented, the K2 Charger in 172 was probably my favorite ride (I think they were the 11-12 model). I also liked the Head Icon 10 (170 cm, no clue on model year), but it was a little too soft, and really chattered at speed, which was a tiny bit unnerving. Looking for recommendations/guidance on what to demo. 

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You can go into the mid 170 range. take a look at the  Long Term Test: 2014 Head Supershape Rally . winner of the hard snow category...Philpug's 2014 Steals & Deals Winners 

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Yeah, check out the Head Supershape series.I loved them when I demoed last year. I hear they have tweaked them and made them even better and versatile this year.

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