Been reading and loving EpicSki for awhile, and I finally joined so I could ask this question (and start participating more generally):
I'm looking for a powder ski mostly for Tahoe-area skiing, love the look of the Icelantics, and everything I've read seems really positive. So, has anyone skied the both the Keeper and Gypsy and can compare them?
I've been skiing the Bonafide as quiver of one, and want to add something for more float on our "powder" days out here. I'm 5'9", 220lbs, and ski pretty agressively. That said, I also want something at least reasonable maneuverable for tight spots. Almost all my skiing is resort, so even on the best days I'm usually skiing tracked out terrain by late morning.
I've never skied full rocker, so I'm a little wary of the Gypsy as things get more chopped up. I guess the Keeper just seems a little more versatile with traditional camber underfoot. But am I just succumbing to outdated ideas.
Would appreciate any thoughts on the topic. Thanks!