It is time to replace my S3s, and I'm looking for suggestions.
I really like my S3s as an all-around ski (bumps, trees, groomers). Everything about it made it a good daily driver for me. If Rossi still made, them, I'd probably buy another pair. But they don't. It is about time for my S3s to be retired, and I'm looking for a replacement. Yeah, there are some new S3s advertised for sale here and there, but I might as well look at current models.
What skis should I demo to consider as a replacement? I like the 100-ish underfoot, and the tip & tail rocker, and the approximate stiffness of the S3. I like something that is nimble - it gives me confidence that I won't be over my head when it gets tight.
- I'm 58 years old, have a bunch of titanium in my legs, and I'm about 5'9" and 180 lbs.
- I'm about a level 8 skier, and I aspire to be a level 9. I have no interest in racing, terrain park, or back country skiing.
- I ski about 60 to 80 days per year, almost all in Utah (Park City for the most part).
- I prefer to spend my time in trees & bowls & moguls. I no longer prefer to break the speed limit on groomers. I only ski groomers with my wife, and for that I'll reach for my MX83s.
- This would be part of a quiver -- In addition to the S3s, I have S7s for snow days, the MX83s, and some BBRs that don't get as much use any more.
- Price tag -- I'm willing to pay top dollar.
I've been told the Sin 7 is the replacement for the S3, and one retail sales guy told me it is much softer than the S3 & hence I might not like it, while another retail sales guy told me it is much stiffer than the S3 and hence I might not like it. Clearly, I'm not talking to the right guys.
It seems to me I should consider:
- Sin 7 -- can anyone comment on it?
- NRGy 100
- K2 Shreditor 102
- DPS Wailer 99
- BMX 98
What else? Should I drop some of the above?
Many thanks for your thoughts & opinions.