Hey everybody. Got some great feedback last time I asked for some help, so figured I'd give it another shot—I'll be heading out west (Utah) later this week, and since I don't really own appropriate skis for western skiing, I'll be demoing in that time. I've got limited experience on powder skis in general, but at this point, I'm skiing out west often enough (I'll have logged 14 days by the end of the year) it's probably worth it for me to settle on a pair next year.
So for the about me... I'm 5'9", 160, grew up skiing the east, but I make my way out west whenever I can. This year will be ~30-35 days out for me, with a mix of Colorado (Keystone, A-Basin, Breck), Utah (Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Deer Valley), New England (Loon, Cannon, Okemo, Sugarbush, etc.) and New York (Gore). I do a lot of hard snow skiing, but that's life on the east coast. When I'm out west it's chutes, trees, and bumps. As far as ability goes, I'm good enough to get down pretty much anything, but the "with style" only goes as far as easy blacks.
I currently own a pair of 178 2013/14 Nordica Steadfasts and a pair of 170 2013/14 Head i.SuperShape Speeds. As previously mentioned, I'll be looking to add a powder ski to that selection next year, so I'm looking for suggestions of skis to demo, preferably full-rocker, 105+.
Last time I was in Utah I tried out the Bonafides in 180 (Which I wasn't a big fan of [didn't really surprise me, as I didn't enjoy the Brahma either], and were slightly too long for me) and then switched to the Volkl Ones in 166 [Powder day at Alta, last big waists left]. I absolutely loved the Volkl Ones, though could've used more floatation (which I assume I'd get from the 173s).
And with that, I thank you all for taking the time to read this and preemptively for whatever suggestions you can provide.