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The RTMs are great so far. They are fairly confidence inspiring, and they are fast for a beginner/intermediate ski. Then again, I also went with a slightly longer length than advised for beginners, because I wanted something that I wouldn't necessarily grow out of too quick, and because I like booking.

 

The only thing I can think of, is that for my next pair, whether in addition, or in replacement, when I get to that point, is that I am going to want something highly maneuverable to make quicker turns if I go off-piste. Playing in the glades at Jay was just so much fun.

With their all mountain rocker, I find the rtm to be highly maneuverable and quick... Next step would be skis with a more agressive rocker that could be match with a more on-piste ski with no rocker or just a subtle tip rocker... The rtm just fit in the middle with the subtle full rocker meant for an all mountain one-ski quiver...

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Really appreciate the input. It makes a lot of sense, and after next season, I think that is what I'll research into. Might also do a couple of demos next season to see what different skis feel like.
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With their all mountain rocker, I find the rtm to be highly maneuverable and quick... Next step would be skis with a more agressive rocker that could be match with a more on-piste ski with no rocker or just a subtle tip rocker... The rtm just fit in the middle with the subtle full rocker meant for an all mountain one-ski quiver...
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Really appreciate the input. It makes a lot of sense, and after next season, I think that is what I'll research into. Might also do a couple of demos next season to see what different skis feel like.
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

With their all mountain rocker, I find the rtm to be highly maneuverable and quick... Next step would be skis with a more agressive rocker that could be match with a more on-piste ski with no rocker or just a subtle tip rocker... The rtm just fit in the middle with the subtle full rocker meant for an all mountain one-ski quiver...

There are several free demo days in December in NY and VT.  Those are a good way to not only find out what you like but also what doesn't work so well.  I was surprised as an intermediate starting to ski more starting 10 years ago how much I could tell the difference between models, even with only a short run at a small mountain in NC.

 

Keep an eye out starting in early November to see where and when.  For instance, here is what was listed by the NY Capital District Ski Council for Dec 2013:

http://www.nycdsc.org/demo-days.html

 

Demo Days

Gore

December 18 Inside Edge Demo Day

December 29, Goldstock's Demo Days

OKEMO

December 21st

Killington

Test Fest December 17-18

Stowe

Demo Day

December 7th

Mt Snow

Demo Day

December 21st

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