I have tried a number of demo skis and am having a tough time choosing ONE to be by new daily ski.
Top picks: Blizzard Black Pearls, Volkl Kenjas, Volkl Auras. Want to try Sambas and can't find them.
Me: been skiing 45 years, 5'8, 160 lbs. Fairly aggressive, very fast. Have taken more than a decade off moguls and backside skiing due to knee injury and raising kid-skiers. Now it's time to get back to the super fun. I love a good GS carving session on the groomers and prefer the steepest groomers but still do very fast blues with my very fast daughter. BUT I favor SHORT SLALOM turns. Looking for a 60 front side/40 back side or so ski that doesn't mind shorter turns and can handle the powder and steep back side glades so I can ski with my amazing 10 year old who skis everything and anything. Would love something that will give me long lost confidence again in the moguls. I grew up skiing Squaw and spend years skiing in Europe. Now it's all Colorado -- 20-30 days a year. My current skis are HEAVY (tornados) and I want something light and snappy to keep my knees happy. Was told never to ski again in the 90s. Yeah, right...
BPs: Easy Skeeezy. Fun, light, felt great on them. Didn't get them in the powder. Will they be decent back there?
Auras: Awesome on the front side. Fastest ski I've skied. They don't love short turns but maybe I should just give those up because this is a fun ski. But can they handle the moguls? No doubt they'll be great in the powder.
Kenjas: Super on the back side; a little slower than the Auras on the front side. Need to try them again...
Anyone out there like me who has any advice?