Originally Posted by Jersey Fresh
Alright I got a chance to demo a bunch of skis over the past month. I demoed:
Two pairs of head skis I can't remember
Head Great Joy
Blizzard black pearl
Nordica wild belle
Rossi was at snowshoe this weekend but had limited demos so didn't really try much more than blizzards
Ok so I rode the Kenjas at banff and really liked them on natural groomed snow. Thought I was going to buy them. But I wanted to try more first.
This weekend we had rain on sat so it was soft spring snow. Then a lot of it froze this morning, so it was made snow on a bit office until it warmed up.
I really liked the great joys on the soft snow yesterday. I was really surprised bc I haven't liked the heads I've been on. Took half a rum to get used to them, but then i didn't want to put my own skis back on.
Today I tried the black pearls which I thought if love but I HATED them. No clue why. Took one run and wanted to take them off. My friends told me to try one more and I did and almost bit it on an easy black. I felt unbalanced and like I couldn't turn without skidded out behind or hold an edge. Felt like a total beginner on them.
. Tried the Nordicas next which were fun but a bit too soft and chattered on the ice which annoyed me.
Next I tried the Cheyennes which I really liked! Easy to turn and held an edge on the ice. Wasn't a super fan of them when we went over to off the lift where the snow was wetter and softer. So in went back and grabbed the sambas thinking Id hate them.
Loved the sambas!! they were super fun on the soft snow- I find my volkls and the Cheyennes hard to turn through that snow which makes me feel not as stable. The sambas were awesome and I felt super, super confident on them!
So I think im going to buy the sambas and look for a narrow frontside ski as well. I'll keep my volkls to ski on groomers and ice until I find something to replace them with. That may be the Cheyennes but i want to try a few more. So any other narrow suggestions would be great. I have TG's list to try too. I'll prob try the Volkl Charismas bc I really do like my current skis on groomed and ice. Thanks!