I'm looking at these 3 skis:
El Capo 177
For a one ski, do it all for CO. Aspen Highlands, Snowmass. Front side and back side, Cat skiing. New snow, and old snow.
175 lbs naked
Very Athletic 50 something year old.
Ski level - gee I don't know, I ski everything when I'm out west- Chutes, Steeps, trees, bumps, pow when I can get it. I live in the east, so I ski mostly east coast, trees, bumps, anything with a challenge get's me through the day. I dabbled in racing, so I know how to carve em. I'm pretty advanced, but I hate rating myself so, I don't want to use the E word.
I like finesse skiing, but can charge some too.
Skis I currently have:
Kastle FX84 176 - daily driver
Nordica Top Fuel 170 - rock skis
Volkl Mantra 177 - 2009 version - stiff planks - I've used them on most western ski trips over the past few years, but would like something less stiff and planky. Even though they are stiff, I've successfully skied them in all conditions, except 24" of fresh, they were work.
Blizzard Bonafids 180 - New to me this year and I've only skied them a handful on time. Bought these to replace my Mantras. They're great, expect I find them a little less poppy than my old Mantras.
Looking for something playful, but can hold up to some crud too. Light is good and don't know if I want metal, or if it has metel, it can't be too stiff.
Thanks in advance for any info.