Hello, been reading great info about gear on the site for a long time. I don't generally need help choosing skis but I'm having a hell of a time finding out what I want to know about these skis, so hoping you guys can help.
So Basically I am adding a 115(ish) waist ski. My first choice is Atomic Automatics in 117, I would buy some right now but it is impossible to find a 117 in my size in Canada. Nobody carries them, nobody is selling theirs. I can order a pair of the 2016's for well over $1000 from the states but it's not too appealing to go that route. My 2nd and 3rd choices are the Supernatural 115 which I can get for $500, and the Influence 115 which I can get for $350.
The Supernatural 115 is a ski I've been trying to find to demo for a year, but nobody carries them in BC. I know that it's basically an Influence 115 with an elastomer (sp?) side wall, and that the Influence 115 is a very loved ski. I have the Influence 105, it's my daily driver and I love it, but I sometimes wish it was more playful and I have never tried the Influence 115 since they totally changed it to be just that in '13.
I've seen very few reviews of the Supernatural 115/Influence115 but they have been overwhelming positive. My only concern about the Supernatural/Influence is deep powder performance. I know they can rip, but can they really be fun and surfy too? How good are they when it gets deep? I'm also curious if the elastomer side wall actually does anything to improve the ski or can I be just as happy with the influence 115?
I know these skis are not ones most people have much time on, but I'm hoping someone does. Any help is most appreciated.