Tomorrow is Demo day -- where I fall in love with skis that I wait until the end of the season to buy. This year I'm hunting for my next low-snow, Western-skier, carver. Think 60% on-piste fun, 20% bumps, 20% off-piste/low snow variable conditions. It'll be the narrow ski in my line-up replacing a 181 K2 AMP Aftershock (demoted to rock ski status). I like the K2s damp ride. In a perfect world I'd retain the damp, Cadillac feel, but add some energy out of the turn, quickness edge-to-edge, and lighter weight. Next ski "up" in my quiver is a 107mm wide Nordica El Capo (178cm).
For reference I'm a high 7 / low 8. Confidentially can navigate all terrain expert terrain at Summit Co. ski areas, but I still have lots of work to do on technique (early turn initiation and pressure management in the bumps being my big focuses this season.) 6'2" / 180lbs.
Brands that will be present, with skis I'm interested in strapping on my feet for a few laps to the right. Please let me know if there are any "not to be missed" skis, or skis that I could bump down on my priority list realizing that I can't actually get through every ski below.
Blizzard: Latigo (177? 184?), Brahma
Dynastar: Powertrack 79 or 84,
Fischer: Motive 86
Head: Monster 83? or 88?
K2: Ikonic 85
Line: Supernatural 92
Nordica: Nrgy 80/90? or FireArrow 84?
Rossignol: Experience 90
The wonderful problem of too many choices.