So I was really set on that Volkl Code L to round out my quiver It really has fantastic write ups. It was pointed out to me the ski is Volkls best K2 ski. Meaning its all good but real excitement is not there. More relaxed. I have always skied Volkls because they are exiting and the edge hold and a few years ago a shop talked me into a K2 Recon and the excitement of skiing was gone although I did not know why until I bought my Kendo 177s 2 years ago. I am 66, expert on groomers and love the speed. I can push the Kendo for all its worth and now I want a step above but still easy to work for my age. I fluctuate between 180 and 200 lbs. I also have been told if I like Volkls stay with Austrian made skis. I have never skied a Blizzard or a Head with the exception of the original metal Head ski in 1965 in Germany. I am building my quiver over the summer due to costs constraints.
If the Volkl Code L is not as exciting and the Kendo I don't want it.
I really like the write ups of the Blizzard G power, maybe a 181 if the ski is not to stiff for me.
I also think the Atomic D2 Redster GS fits right in there except What size. I skied on a demo for a few runs and loved it except the speed scared me but I can get used to it.
Stockli might be a ski for me but I cannot find enough info to decide.
This is the last ski for my new quiver. This will be my big mountain GS ski.
Volkl WC GS 2009 23 radii for Nastar and Beer League 177
Volkl Kendo 177 for crud, light powder
Volkl Bridge 185 for trees and bumps
Volkl Tigershark 175, 15 radii (I think ) for small 300 ft areas where I live and do most of my skiing.
? for big mountain GS, short or long turns but more to long around 18 radii, 175 to 181, easy to work for a busted up old man!