48 Male, 5'8, 220lb hopefully 210 soon. Expert Skier my whole life. Had 3 back surgeries, but still going strong. Mostly skiing Colorado Summit county. Have some Kastle FX104 184 for day with some snow.... Also some Volkl Gotama 186 and some High Society wide skis (125 waist, 186 length) which I almost never use unless there is >12" snow.
Looking for some new front-side skis.
I have Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel 178 currently. Previously had an earlier Hot Rod Jet Fuel 184, but after back surgery, they were kind of heavy and maybe a little long. I wasn't quite as strong as I used to be.
In another thread I was considering the Firearrow EDT, but I can't find them at a price I want to pay. Also not entirely sure they are the right ski for me.
So now I'm considering some other skis.
Looking for a ski that is 70% Front-side, Some Trees, up to 6" fresh snow, and some moguls (10% because of my back). For front side I do like stiff skis and skiing fast when I can (crowds). Had some Blizzard Bushwackers a few years ago and not stiff enough for me.
I know the recommendation of Demoing, but I don't mind buying skis without demoing and them selling them if I don't like them.
Found some great deals on the following Lengths I think that would be good are listed, but if you think I should go shorter, that's cool. Just figured with Tip/Tail rocker, longer would be better at my weight:
2016 Head Monster 88 ti (184) $300
2015 Dynastar Powertrack 89 (186) $250
2015 Dynastar Powertrack 84 (184) $299
2015 Nordica Firearrow Pro (176) $400 with bindings
2015 Solomon xDrive 8.8 (184) $350
Edited by mogulman1 - 5/12/16 at 8:03am