I ski almost exclusively on the East- about 10-12 days a year in primarily New England. I do tend to get some fairly good conditions but do need to deal with the east coast Ice as well. I am 50 y/o- 5'8" and weigh 160lbs. I am an expert who's been skiing most of my life. I like to ski the whole mountain from groomers, trees, bumps (everything but the parks). Primarily slalom and GS turns. Im not the guy bombing down the mountain but I do get down at a decent clip.
Here's what I'm looking at right now.
I've heard great things about the Blizzard line for my type of skiing and locations.
- Bushwacker- at 88mm underfoot and no metal. Will it be stable enough? Will it chatter? Should I go wider to the Bonafide? Should I go to the Brahma and just add the metal. Will the metal prevent me from enjoying the bumps?
- Line sick day 95- these seem like a good match too but I haven't really read much about them being able to handle a tough icy day in the east. Thoughts on these?