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Hi all,

I'm new here and first congratulation to this great forum, never found anything like this in Europe. 1st posted this in consumer gear review and got the advice to post here as well.

My preferred Skiing areas are Tirol/A and Graubuenden/CH mostly, favorate Lenzerheide/Switzerland, Lech/Zuers/St.Anton in Austria, Stubai Glacier and Pitztal / Austria.

I'm looking for a pair of All Mountain for the coming season (only skied 2 days in Pitztal the other week) but won't have an opportunity to test a lot if at all. My next time will be around Christmas. My short list (figured out from magazines) is as follows (targeted length around +/-180cm)
Rossignol Bandit B3,
Volkl AC4,
Head Monster iM.77,
K2 Apache Recon,
Dynastar Legend 8000,
Atomic Sweat Daddy.
What impact would the bindings have, especially on the AC4?

A few data, skiing my 30th season now, probably on level 9/10, have a IVSI Ski Instructor License (no idea what this would be on your side). Had to reduce from 30+ days down to around 20 days/season (you know, 2 kids aged 2 and 6 need some attention as well as my wife )

Was riding Slalom carvers for the last 6-7 years but now are looking for a All-mountain offering good off-piste performance (powder,...) and similar to GS carver performance for longer turns on groomed. I'll most likely keep my slalom Carvers (Rossi 9S), that's why I don't look at things like the B5, Head Supershape... My weight is 70kg (no ideas what this is in lbs and my size is 180cm). The conditions off-piste I'll find mostly is rarely untouched powder, but often chopped. I love short and longer turns (higher speed) in those conditions. Although I have even fun with my Slalom Carver's in those conditions, on high-speed at the latest it get's difficult to keep them under control, just to short with 165cm.

Looking forward to your comments.

Thanks,
Martin