Hi there, first post so be kind to me!
I'm a female, 5'3", 119lb. CSIA Level 3, working on my Level 4 - first try at the exam in a couple of years.
I've been very happy with my Rossignol Pursuit 18s (156cm) which I've had for a couple of years and so now need replacing. I love how stable they are, I love the turn radius and I love the length of the tail. I am also very happy with their performance in the bumps.
What I don't love is how they perform off piste. They're goodish in the crud, because they power through it, but they are just hard work in the powder.
Last year, I skied some on the Rossignol Hero Elite Titanal ST TI and spent most of the time giggling. These are great fun skis, but the radius puts me off, and I didn't get the chance to try them off piste. I also own the Long Turn version, for race purposes.
Where I live, there is limited opportunity for testing of skis, so it's often a case of buying blind. Which sucks!
So, any recommendations for skis I could look out for? Needs to be high performance on-piste in all turn shapes, capable in the bumps and happy off-piste. The focus is on the on-piste, obviously, but I can't have something that's completely awful in the powder.
Yup, it's probably a big ask!