I’m looking to get into a new ski, well, just because lol.
My current quiver:
Dynastar Legend Pro Riders (old school before they softened them up, so 2007/08ish?) as an early/late season rock ski.
2012/13 Blizzard Cochise 185 for an everyday driver
2012/13 Moment Bibby Pro 186 for deep days
I love all of them particularly the Bibby Pros, however, I’m looking to replace the Cochise with something a more narrow waisted (95-105mm) and a bit more playful. I’d still like something that’s still pretty damp though for crud and chopped up snow. Since I have my Bibby’s, I don’t need a ski that needs to be amazing in 4+” of snow.
A little about me:
5’11” 185lbs, Athletic advanced/expert skier in Colorado
I ski aggressively, love fast speeds, and enjoy small drops and getting a little air from time to time. I primarily ski steeps and trees, but will throw in quite a few mogul runs too. High speed groomer runs are fun too at the end of the day or when the rest of the terrain is bulletproof. I don’t really ski switch, so a directional ski is completely fine.
I’ve compiled a list of skis based on my skiing style, but every time I do some more reading, my list continues to grow. Here’s what I’ve come up with. Help me narrow it down :)
2013/14 Volk Mantra – from what I understand, when pushed, can be an awesome ski in nearly any conditions
ON3P Wren 102 – since it’s new, I likely won’t get any feedback on it yet unforu
Line Supernatural 100 – reading about the 108 excited me, so I’m curious if the 100 will share similar characteristics
Blizzard Peacemaker – playful, yet it sounds like they're still pretty damp
Blizzard Bondafide – If I love my Cochises, why wouldn’t I love these, right? I guess I want more playfulness, so these may come off
Moment PB&J – I’ve read it’s a narrower Bibby Pro, which I have an unhealthy obsession with mine
Kastle MX98 – I have a feeling this would be my top ski, I’m just not sure I want to drop the money on them
Nordica Soul Rider – I can’t remember why this is here, but I must have read something good on it lol
Rossi Experience 100 – I’ve read they’re not as damp as the Mantra due to softer shovels, so this one may come off
Help stop my head from spinning! Thoughts?