Originally Posted by razorface
Question is: Do you want to destroy the moguls or slip through them? The Metrons are powerful, heavy skis and none of them are particularly light and nimble. They do bumps ok, but if I were to choose, I would want a quicker and lighter ski. For all-round purposes, take a look at the Dynastar Legend 8000. Fantastic allround ski. Likes to go everywhere and also at speeds. I tend to be heavily biased towards Atomic, but the Legend made an impression on me this year.
Among other things, I'm having a hard time finding the B5 and Legend 8000 on closeout, it appears, they are both popular skis. What attracted me to the 11's is that they have the same geometry as the B5's. I'm having a hard time conceiving that I could get used to such a short ski (162) with such an extreme sidecut. The stiffness question does concern me, my guess is that I prefer a ski with a softer shovel so I can revert to weaving through the moguls when I'm not bombing it. The relative heaviness of the 10's and their reported stiffness therefore is making me consider the 9's. Morever, while a competent skiier who can handle just about anything and I love the bumps (and deep pow when we get it), like most people I don't want to be on top of my skiis at all times, I want to be able to relax, ski with my kids and just social ski. It doesn't sound like the 11's are very conducive to this, but I could be wrong.
Whatever I do, I assume it will be a marked improvement over what I am on now. Who knows, I may be on the multiple ski quiver plan in the near future, maybe some Sugar Daddies at some point! Thanks for all the input.