Originally Posted by DesiredUsername
Marko, you and I have similar priotities, though you are no doubt a far superior skier.
My suggestion is get the Kastle. Because you can. Once you have some time on it you would be in a better position to decide whether you need your 118 powder ski.
Next, do you feel you can teach any class you are likely to be assigned on your Titans? If you had to choose between the Rev 85 and the Titan, which would it be? Does an upgrade to Monster change that?
Does a quiver of Titan-BMX105HP-powder sound more appealing than Titan-Monster 88-BMX105HP?
Though not ideal for deeper off piste, a couple seasons back I skied 90% of my ski and teaching days on the Titan to prep and take L3. Got to know them pretty well and dealt with their quirks when pushed beyond their design parameters. In retrospect, I could have done the exam on the Rev, though I'll say I think skiing the Titan pretty much full time helped my skiing. The Titan and Rev are different enough that you can own both pretty easily.
The Monster most likely won't happen as my Revs are still in good shape, and I'm of the general opinion that they're one of the most under rated skis of the past decade. Really like them, and they're much easier to ski off piste in the crud and funk than the Titan. I like your idea of the Titan, the HP, and keeping the big ski, but the Rev is like the quarter horse in the teaching quiver. I was messing around with the HP and putting them back to back with an Enforcer. Pretty interesting. Tip and tail dims are the same and the waist only the extra edge width on both sides of the ski. 23m (HP 105 189) vs 18.5m (Enforcer 185). After thinking about it a bit, I'll keep the big skis. They just rock when there's enough new snow to justify taking them out, and yes, Ive taught and coached on them.
Titan.., great clinic ski and fun on the groomers. Love the tail! Rev, a work horse that just skis really well across a range of conditions. Dunno.. I'll have to think about this. Have to admit the MX 98 is on the radar. It might be my favorite 98/100 ski out there, but I wouldn't call them nimble.
Maybe an Enforcer and call it good. Just Dunno. The math will probably determine things... this my Vulcan brain thinking. My 13 hear old self says get the 105 HP.