1. Where in the world are you skiing?
North America, west coast. I mostly ski mt. Hood and sometimes in Tahoe or Montana.
2. What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)?
Steeps (although somewhat difficult to find at Hood), trees, sidecountry. You know, the fun stuff
3. How many days a year do you ski?
30 or so.
4. How advanced are you as a skier?
I consider myself an advanced skier. I am comfortable anywhere on the mountain, love dropping cliffs and have more fun skiing difficult terrain. Also drops/bumps/kickers.
5. What's your height and weight?
So, I've already seen the thread discussing replacements for the Scimitar. I looked through the responses and right now am stuck between the Sickle and the Slat (although could be convinced to find something else with good persuasion).
I'm looking for a 1 for all ski. I love skiing in powder, trees and steep terrain. I also enjoy jumps and spins off of drops, bumps, kickers, etc. The Scimitars seemed to be a great ski for everything I love to do, so I am looking for something similar to replace them. Although I admittedly do not have much experience skiing many different types of skis. I'm not as interested in park-ability, but more so being able to jib around and do tricks off of natural features.
I have heard a lot of good things about the Sickles, but I am mainly concerned about whether or not they would be too wide for enjoying less powdery days and runs that have been skid over by the afternoon. The Sickle, on the other hand, has basically the same dimensions as the Scimitar, however, it does not have the full rocker - something I believe helped make the Scimitar more fun with jumps and spins. As for both skis, the longest size is 181 cm, where I am used to 185, should I be concerned about this?
As you can see, I have a dilemma. Any help and information is greatly appreciated!