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Need a ski in the 70-80 mm range

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Need help from someone a lot smarter than me on skis in the 70-80mm range with a turn radius of 13-17. My quiver last year was Volkl Kendo(177); Volkl Mantra (177) and Atomic Automatic 117(186). I gave the Kendos to my brother as I thought the Mantras did everything the Kendos did with a slight compromise in quickness. Both Volkls are 2013/2014 version with tip rocker only ( I think). I am 58, 6 feet tall and 190lbs. Skied since I can remember but just in the past few years starting to get in 40-50 days a year. I am old school in technique, love to carve and love the Mantra - I just want something that is quicker for those days when the snow is harder - looking for a waist width probably in the 70-80mm range. Thinking of the Head Supershape Rally and Titan, Stockli Laser SC, Blizzard Power S8 or even the Volkl Racetiger Speedwall SL( may be too demanding) I will try to demo all of these skis if I can find them but I didn't see many of these in the demo shops last year - so I need help.Basically to sum it up I am looking for a really quick Mantra feeling ski to add to my group. Thanks.
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Need help from someone a lot smarter than me on skis in the 70-80mm range with a turn radius of 13-17. My quiver last year was Volkl Kendo(177); Volkl Mantra (177) and Atomic Automatic 117(186). I gave the Kendos to my brother as I thought the Mantras did everything the Kendos did with a slight compromise in quickness. Both Volkls are 2013/2014 version with tip rocker only ( I think). I am 58, 6 feet tall and 190lbs. Skied since I can remember but just in the past few years starting to get in 40-50 days a year. I am old school in technique, love to carve and love the Mantra - I just want something that is quicker for those days when the snow is harder - looking for a waist width probably in the 70-80mm range. Thinking of the Head Supershape Rally and Titan, Stockli Laser SC, Blizzard Power S8 or even the Volkl Racetiger Speedwall SL( may be too demanding) I will try to demo all of these skis if I can find them but I didn't see many of these in the demo shops last year - so I need help.Basically to sum it up I am looking for a really quick Mantra feeling ski to add to my group. Thanks.

You have a great list to start with. Since you want to demo before you purchase, you have a few months to get excited until you can get on snow. 

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