Hey, I'm new to these forums, but I really need some advice on what pair of skis I should get. A majority of my skiing will be at a place called Mount Bohemia in the U.P., and it gets a whole crapton of powder, but there are also days where the snow can be a little crappier. I've been skiing on a wimpy old pair of atomic e7's that were probably close to 160 cm, and I'm not sure what to get for powder. Mount Bohemia is all backcountry, all ungroomed runs, with lots of trees everywhere. I skied there last year on my e7's and I LOVED the powder and the place but I HATED how hard I had to work to keep my 70ish mm underfoot skis from totally sinking in the snow, and I really want a pair of floaty, controllable, awesome powder skis/all mountain skis that will get the job done. I have a list of some skis I have looked at that I thought might do the trick, anybody have any input on which skis I should get?
(Also, if the skis i get would work decently well on crud/get through decently hardpacked, that would be chill, but i realize that might be unrealistic?)
I am 5'6 ish and 140 lb, and my only experience with deep powder ever has been bohemia a few times last year on some skis that were not meant for it, but I have a lot of non-powder experience and am very comfortable on black and double black diamonds (*in minnesota) and pretty much all the runs at bohemia.
Price is also a concern! Ideally i was looking to spend around 3-400 without bindings, obviously the cheaper the better, but I would still be willing to bite the bullet and go over 400 if I knew I was going to have a kickass time on the skis I get.
Here's my current list:
Dynastar Cham 107
Line Mr. Pollard's Opus
Kastle xx110 West
line sick day 110
Black Diamond AMPerage
Line Influence 115 (not sure which year)
Rossignol Super 7's
Elan Spectrum 115 (just throwing that out there, I can't find much on it)
Anything you guys think would work well for this!!
ALSO!!! I was wondering if I should wait until black friday, and see if there are any cyber monday/black friday deals going on, but I'm not sure... Thanks guys, I really like the forums I've read so far, hopefully this can help me out!
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