I am an intermediate to advanced level skier. Most of the time I ski in the east coast. I have a pair of Volkl RTM 77.
I used the RTM in Vail/Beaver when there were fresh heavy snow. Its the first time I skied on deep powder, but I felt very difficult. The RTM could not keep me up on top of the powder. When I was going down a hill at speed, sometimes the ski just "trapped" me and suddenly reduced the speed.
I did a bit research. It seems that I need a pair of wider (powder )skies. I estimate about 5 days on powder per season. So from economic point of the view, I am a bit hesitated to throw in $1000 for 2nd pair.
My current plan is to give the RTM 77 to my wife and get a RTM 84 for myself.
My questions are:
1. Do I have to get a pair of powder skies? If yes, which model do you recommend? I prefer volkl this band.
2. Can RTM 84 do the job on powder? Can RTM 84 keep me on top of the snow? Whats the other choice ?
Appreciate for any feedback and ideas. Thanks