Looking to get a new pair of skis this year after working my last pair over on little or no snow in Tahoe.
I am just starting the shopping and looking for some suggestions and ideas.
Location: West Coast, Ski probably 25 days a year in Tahoe, maybe another 6-8 in Utah or Canada depending on the season
Terrain; I ski it all, I spend most of my time at Squaw skiing KT, Headwall, Granite etc. but I also like a ski that can hold an edge on the groomers at speed and chase my kids around.
Level: I have been skiing since I was a kid, raced in HS but never really liked racing. I ski aggressively but tend to be light on my skis, move finesse vs power.
Deets: Age 46, Wt 175, Ht 6' 3"
Current Ski; Line 98, 186cm - these have been great, fun but not overpowering and still can get around the mtn.
I am thinking I might move a little wider 105cm but that may not be nessisary? some names that keep coming up the new Line supernatural, Rossi Soul 7's, new Blizzard Cochise.
I have skied the
Blizzard Cochise last year - big heavy and probably too much for my style. I read that this year they put carbon in the tip/tail and it is lighter and more forgiving.
Volkl Mantra: felt slow and heavy vs the LIne's
DPS - wailer 98 - fun off piste in soft snow but too floppy.
I think I like a more playfull ski but one that can still blast though the crud, keep me on top in the powder a few days a year and hold an edge on the groomers to arc some turns. not too hot, not too cold, just right
Any and all help is appreciated.