Hi, I'm 6'1 190lbs, and ski out west. I really need a new All mountain frontside ski. By All-mountain I really mean I will use it both on groomers and off-piste in up to about 6" of fresh, but usually on packed powder conditions. I also need a ski that performs really well on moguls. The moguls I ski are either on black rated runs or found off piste in the trees on steeper pitches. The better it can handle mixed conditions the better.
On the groomers I ski fast but not race fast. I recently learned how to properly carve so a ski that also carves well is important although it doesn't need to be a super technical type carver. I find a waist width of about 85mm to be ideal a little more or a little less is fine. I have a fatter ski for anything over 6" or for really cruddy conditions.
I do not want a super stiff ski, but no noodles either. A good medium-stiff flex seems ideal. I also like damp skis with metal and... not sure this is entirely possible, but I'd also like a ski on the lighter side- not super light though, just not super heavy. Edge grip is really important.
I recently demoed the Salomon X-Drive 80 FS and it seemed to fit almost all these characteristics to a T and I really liked it but I did not get a chance to take them into the moguls. Also the X-Drive 88 seems like it would be a little more ideal waist width.
Can anyone suggest some similar skis I should be looking at? I'm OK with a slightly older model ski as well. I also liked the RTM 84 but it may be too stiff for moguls? And the Experience 84 was nice just wasn't substantial enough for me.
Oh! One last very important thing... want a shorter radius ski... somewhere between 15-18m is ideal!
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