Hi, folks, if you can help me out with some advice here, it would be much appreciated. First, I am considering breaking the cardinal rule of never buying without demo'ing, but the deals I have found on these two skis makes this very tempting. The price is about the same, so it's not a factor in my buying decision. Both skis would provide me with a little more underfoot than my current "all mountain" K2s, making powder days just that much more fun. The R:EX is available in 176 cms, while the Stormrider is 171 cms. I am 5'7", 165 lbs, and a level 8. I would probably describe myself as more of an athletic than a finesse skier. The boards would be put to use most often in Alta/Snowbird and Jackson Hole. While I am after better float, I do tend to find myself in the trees a lot so the quickness of these wider boards in tight situations is a bit of a concern. The R:EX is narrower (84 mm vs 91 mm) but the Stormrider is shorter, so does this equal out performance wise? Any guidance you can provide based on your experiences with these skis would be very helpful in pushing me in one direction or the other. Cheers!
post #1 of 3
1/11/05 at 8:23am