Well, I probably don't need new skis, but then again, life is short.
I'm looking for something that will be a bit of a change-up from my Line Supernatural 100 (186cm). I am a very experienced skier, ski about 25 days per season, consider myself advanced, and ski all over the mountain except for moguls. I absolutely hate moguls! I'm 46 y/o, 6' tall and weigh 195lb. I ski at Powder Mouintain, UT which generally is devoid any of any real expert terrain, and that is fine with me because I'm not as aggressive as I was as a younger me.
I'm really like my SN 100, but am looking for something that has a bit more hard snow bias without losing the ability to ski off-trail in marginal conditions in the day/weeks after a storm. The SN 100 is heavy, damp and certainly capable on the groomers but I would like a ski with maybe a bit more snap and a bit less of a turn radius (the SN 100 is 23m, I think).
I like to ski long and medium radius turns while on the groomers, ski somewhat fast but I'm never going to worry about trying to find a ski's top end, and when things get steep, I do like to skid the end of my turns to control speed. I also enjoy just 'cruising and snoozing' when I ski with a group, if that is what the day is like.
I hand flexed the Salomons the other day and holy moly are they stiff! Consistent in flex, but the stiffness was a bit distressing. Given all the above tidbits about me, I am concerned about buying a ski that is going to be too much.
Thanks for any advice about these skis or others that may fit the bill.