Bump for anything from anyone...
Like joe strummer above, I've got a few seasons in on Elan's 183cm 1010/Olympus, and sadly need to find a replacement this season. In a word, the 1010/Olympus were super versatile despite having a 110mm waist, and if I could find a new-old-stock pair in 183cm length, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
Me: male, 160lbs, grew up skiing back east and now live in the Sierras. The 1010/Olympus flex is perfect (ie soft enough) for my weight in powder/soft snow, is super damp and forgiving in junky crappy snow, and is laterally stiff enough to edge all over the frontside when heading back to the gondola. They're heavy for long skins/boot packs, but worth every extra ounce once pointed downhill.
So, can anyone compare Elan's newer Spectrum series to Elan's older 888/999/1010 or Apex/Spire/Olympus series?
On the flipside, can anyone familiar with the 1010/Olympus recommend a new(er) ski with a similar flex pattern for a lighter skier that still matches the 1010's damping and ability to hold an edge on hard snow? My only true powder days are limited to the back country/side country, so having a versatile ski that can handle variable and more than ocasional crappy refrozen junky cut up snow offpiste at the resort is important.
If the Spectrum series is all that the Apex/Spire/Olympus series was, with the newer "amphibio" inside-edge-camber-combined-with-outside-edge-rocker (marketing gimmick vs real innovation?), then maybe I'll pick up a pair of Spectrum 115's or 105's for this season.