I am looking at purchasing either the Elan Amphibio 88 XTI Fusion or the K2 Ikonic 80TI.
Originally I was looking to buy the K2 Rictor 82 XTI, only to find out K2 had dropped it from their line, and had replaced it with the Ikonic, their go everywhere, Eastern ski. I was told that the Ikonic is much like the Rictor, only on steroids.
While I was shopping I was shown the Amphibio, Elan’s go anywhere, short turn & long turn, Eastern ski.
I find the whole camber/rocker feature on the same ski very intriguing but wonder if it would become something of a chore after a while, having to remember which ski is on which foot, and which edge is where, etc.
As for my skiing, I live and ski in the East, ski no more than 20 days a year. Like short steep runs, making way too many turns on the way down. I should also mention that I have had a love affair with K2, first starting with their original Extreme back in the late 80’s, and moving through the various models over the last 30 years, and am still riding an old pair of Apache Recons.
Any input or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Cheers, Jim