I am interested in a twin tip ski with a few exceptions. I spend much of my day on blue groomers carving turns at 40-50 mph. However I like the fun/backwards/airtime/powder skills of twintips.
I am 6'2" 185 lbs, 21 yrs old. I am advanced/expert skier always skiing in colorado. Like i said i do alot of groomers, therefore i would prefer more of a stiffer ski that is fun to bomb and carve with. I am always asking people what the best twin tip is for someone who likes to make fast, aggressive, gs turns down blues/blacks. (Obviously, many of my days turn out to be powder thx to colorado, and I enjoy moguls, off-piste trees, etc here and there also)
I own k2 merlin 4's from like 5/6 yrs ago, which i ski every day cuz my dad doesnt spoil me too bad. Now that I have my own money, I would like to retire these skis. I demo'd some salomon 1080 gun's in 185 cm and really liked them. I obviously haven't tried many different skis however, so I was hoping some of you could help me out. I thought they handled well at high speeds, etc while being lots of fun to spin around and go backwards.
Specifically I would appreciate insight on the Armada ARV. Armada claims this ski can handle the hardpack speed well, and I absolutely loveeeee the graphics. Any insight on these skis specifically would be greatly appreciated. I understand that there is really no win win for my situation, but compared to my k2 merlin's almost anything is a step up.
Please advise me and anyone else who likes groomer speed capability on a twin tip platform. Also any Armada ARV advice would be awesome! Thank you in advance for replies!