I'm a level 8 eastern skier, strong on the carve...not so strong in off-piste powder and trees. I'm looking for a DEAL on some easy, surfy, soft-snow skis for my trips out west. I have a pair of all-mountain 95-waist skis for most days (which I really like), but they're more chargers than floaters. At Powder Mt or Alta I've come across deep or tight places where I wanted more float, ease, and quickness to help me compensate for my carve-oriented technique. So...recommendations? I've thought about Rossi Super 7 or Soul 7, Nordica Patron or El Capo, or ???? There are deals on Super 7 and maybe El Capo, not so much on Soul or Patron. Others?
These would have to be cheap (they'll be special-use items for me) and lean towards the surfy, floaty, playful end of the spectrum. I'll ski them at Pow Mt, Alta, Snowbasin and maybe in trees here in the east if we ever get snow again.