I am looking for suggestions on a freeride ski.
I'm 1.82 m and 87 kg, level 7 skier
I ski only in Europe, I will use this ski in places like Espace Killy, 3 Valleys, Monterosa etc.
My daily driver is a 2016 Fischer Motive 86 TI, which I love in all conditions, except on snowy days when snow is more than 10 inches deep.
I still have 2014 Atomic Automatics 117, but I don't like them (bought them without demoing - stupid). What I don't like about them: they keep launching me off every single snowflake. And I like my skis to stay on/in the snow. They simply have too much rebound for my taste (I'm a very lazy skier). Also, they seem too wide for the shallow powder we have had (not a powder hunter, so I just ski it when it's in the same place I am).
So I guess I am looking for a soft, smooth ski of 105-110 mm waist with enough tip and tail rocker that makes smearing easy. I skied the Soul 7 and I really didn't like it. I found there was no consistent flex: the flappy yellow tips and than the carbonny stiffish-sketchy non stability thing going on there. I'd rather have a heavier ski (don't plan on bootpacking or touring really) that is smooth and compliant than something lightweight, which seems to be in fashion right now. If there is something lightweight and smooth and compliant, that's fine. Weight is not important to me, the other properties are.
So anything I should definately demo? I won't be doing that untill November, but since you guys are still skiing and demoing 2017 gear, I thought I should just ask. I should add: many custom build skis that you guys have in the US are not available here.