First about me...
Where: NJ; Catskills; Southern VT
How much: 10-15 days (hoping to get it up to 20)
Skill: 6? (ski all eastern groomers including ♦♦ but no bumps and no off-piste)
Size: 69" / 155-160lbs
I'm currently skiing on 12 year old K2 Escapes. Looking to get a single ski primarily for hard groomers but that will also handle occasional crud and slush. The fastest I ski now is about 35mph and have no interest of ever going much faster than that. Also want the skis to be easy to slide around when slowly skiing behind my 3 (first season) and 8 (second season) year old kids. Demoing, especially multiple skis is probably not realistic.
I've been considering (in the 168-172 length):
Rossy Experience 88 (or 84? or 80?)
Head Rev 85 (or 80?)
K2 AMP Rictor 82 XTI
I'm I on the right path? Given that these all appear to be well regarded skis in the same general category, should I just grab the best deal or will any be more appropriate in my case than others? For skis available in different widths would I loose much usability and performance by getting thinner wasted versions? With everything else being equal (or close) I'd rather have a lighter ski that's easier to transition edge to edge with less strain on the knees.
Or am I on the wrong path and should be considering something completely different?