My son, who is 17, outgrew his twin tips. He has race skis, but non-race skiing is always on the twin tips. He is 5'10" and about 175 lbs. Here is my short list for him:
|Nordica||Enforcer 100, 177||Soul Rider 97, 177|
|Line||Supernatural 100, 179||Sickday 95, 179||Supernatural 92, 179|
|Liberty||Origin 96, 182|
|Moment||PB&J 101, 182||Bibby Pro 116, 184|
|Blizzard||Bonafide 98, 180|
We ski East Coast, all over NE, everywhere on the mtn, glades, bumps, groomers, steeps. He is close to an expert skier, doesn't really like the bumps, but can do them. He is a good skier and doesn't spend any real time in the park. I warn him how long it will take him to resharpen his edges if he hits a rail, and he stays off them. He does like small jumps, not the big aerial stuff. He is a teenager, period.
I think the main criteria in a ski is it has to be easy and he can fart around on it, but it has to ski NE icy conditions (when not on race skis) and give him some float in powder.
These type of skis are not in my wheel house, so does this sound like a good list to evaluate and did I miss any?
So far, all the shops I called are out of the Enforcer already and my second choice is the Supernatural 100 which I am having a hard time finding a demo ski to try out. I would like him to demo the Nordica/Line/Blizzard skis and realize we can't demo the Liberty and Moment very easily.
Also not sure if he is too big for a 177-179 cm length or should jump up to the 185 cm length.