Hello everyone, new to the forum here so please excuse my longwinded first post. I am wondering if I’d be better off with a different ski for the type of skiing I typically do.
I ski on the East Coast, usually Maine/NH: Loon, Cannon, Sugarloaf, Jay Peak
I spend as much time as possible in moguls or glades, conditions depending. On a good day I’ll be in moguls or glades 100% of the time.
I ski about 20 days per year
I am 29 years old, been skiing about 25 years. I’d say I’m an advance skier, but always looking to improve
I am 6’2 210 lbs
I took several years off from skiing throughout college, but I got back into it about 3-4 years ago. After skiing my 10+ year old Rossis from high school, I bought a pair of 2014 Rossignol Experience 88s. The difference from a 10 year old ski to the new 88s was unbelievable. I really I like my Rossi’s but after being back in the game and learning more about the current gear I am wondering if they are the right ski for me. I notice they seem to have a pretty serious sidecut for their class, and sometimes in the bumps I find the tips and tails getting hung up on each other. What exactly is the advantage of having a larger sidecut like this? Superior carving ability? I could care less about that, because I am rarely carving turns on a groomer. One thing I do like about the Experience 88 is how well the ski hooks up on ice, particular in early-season East Coast conditions. If I go to a ski with a lesser sidecut am I going to sacrifice that performance on the ice?
Is a mogul specific ski like the Dynastar Twister really going to be as “useless” on the rest of the mountain as everyone says it is?
I guess long story short, my question is are the Rossignol Experience 88s a good ski for someone who skis primarily moguls and glades? Would I be out of my mind to try to ski a mogul-specific ski as my everyday ski?