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All Mountain Ski recommendation [ to replace Atomic Nomad Savage]

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Looking for ski recommendations.  I'm a 5ft 11in 175lb advanced/expert skier.  Live in midwest but ski exclusively in West (primarily Alta).  

 

I own a pair of JJ's use whenever get more than 6-8 inches of new snow.  I'm looking for something to use when its not so deep. Strongly favor short radius turns.  Ski lots of bumps and prefer a lively ski.  That said, looking for something that's going to give me reasonable edge hold as aren't able to time every trip with soft snow.  I'm skiing on a '12 Atomic Nomad Savage right now which ski wells, but would prefer something a little quicker edge to edge and a little more lively.  Any ideas?  

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Looks like a similar profile to me. I went with a Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti though the 8.0 would work too.

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Rossignol Sin 7 seems like a ski that's worth considering for yourself...  Quick edge to edge, relatively small turn radius, I think the only downside would be its edge hold on firm snow.  It's not terrible, by any means, but at 175lbs if you're really aggressive and skiing steep terrain, you might want more.

 

The Blizzard Kabookie comes to mind as well.  It's a slightly bigger turn radius, slightly less rocker, but will hold an edge a bit better on firm snow.

 

As soon as you start adding metal to a ski, it's going to hinder your ability in moguls, so I wouldn't go down that road.

 

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