So I'm looking for a new ski 90mm or less underfoot. This ski will be my DD when there hasn't been much snow. I'm using an Experience 98 for this spot in the quiver right now, but I think it's a bit one dimensional.I'd like something that's more versatile off-piste than the E98.
I will be using this ski in bumps and trees when it hasn't snowed for a bit, so I'd like a softer ski. I do like skis with metal though, so this one can't be a complete noodle. I love how quick and easy my Soul 7's are in trees and bumps, but I would prefer a little higher top end and a narrower width.
I also like to ski switch from time to time, so a twin tip would be ideal. I think this would also help the ski be quicker in bumps and trees too.
Here are the answers to the standard questions when buying new skis:
Where in the world are you skiing?
I mainly ski Colorado and Tahoe. Favorite resorts are probably Vail and Kirkwood.
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)
I like bumps, trees, and steeps. These skis will be used in all types of terrain when it hasn't snowed in a while.
How many days a year do you ski?
How advanced are you as a skier?
Going by the PSIA levels, a solid level 8 with some level 9 characteristics. In simpler terms I can ski nearly anything on the mountain, although it might not look pretty.
What's your height and weight?
5' 11" 180 pounds.
Is this ski part of a quiver?
Yes. I have a GS ski for groomers, 186 cm Line Supernatural 108 as a DD when there's been snow, 186 cm Atomic Automatic for powder, 180 cm Experience 98 as a DD when there hasn't been much snow, and 188 cm Soul 7 for touring.