I am a male level 7-8 skier, ski mostly in Europe, 1.82 and 83 kg and I am looking for a hard snow ski to complement my quiver of a 2014 Atomic Automatic (186) and a Fischer Ranger 88 TI (184).
In the past, I was on the 2011 Blizzard G-force Supersonic IQ. I really liked the fenomenal grip, the flex and rebound, but not so much the short radius (14,5 m, I was skiing the much too short 167 length):they wanted to turn on a higher frequency than I - I'm not a power skier, not agressive or very energetic either. So I'm looking for a 175-ish Supersonic with a 16-19 m radius, I guess.
I don't like heavy metal skis much. I want to be able to bend them, but I like the grip that the Supersonics had. I haven't had any particularly good experience with carbon skis, but those were all allmountain skis that really lacked grip and dampness (2014 Salomon Q98, 2015 Soul 7). Tried the Amphibio-series by Elan too two years ago, wasn't my thing. The same goes for some basalt-layered skis. Am I too picky?
I will be demoing in the fall, so I'm just getting a wish list ready. Which skis should be on it? Looking for a 175-ish ski, slight onpiste rocker maybe, radius 16-20 m, preferably with a full woodcore sandwich sidewall construction.
Would the Blizzard X-power 810 TI be too much of a power-ski? Or the Blizzard Power 800 S? Loved the Blizzard feel, that's why I want to know. Love Nordica, Fischer and Atomic too, by the way. But then again: almost exclusively skied all-mountain skis the past few seasons.... I really need input.