Some thoughts...(assuming below..you're a 50/50 skier...though your #'s show 75%..etc.) not sure...
Five Star=Groomer Ski, if you're truly looking at doing a 50/50 combo of skiing, there are so, so, so many skis out that are far better suited. Demo'd this ski and yes, last year, they built it up with the beefier edges, which really helps. A bit heavier ski..as well...with the Marker system..I am 6', 200lbs..level 8 and the 175 held me at any speed on the groomed..nice tight radius...close to a salom race set up,,,but definetly a GS feel at speed. Still not a race stick though.
(Never skied the all star..suprised to hear from some here that it is softer than the 5 star...I was always thinking it was stiffer than the 5 star)
Don't get me wrong 5 star is a fantastic ski for that application.
5 star wonderfull for groomed arc's, with exacting percision, however lack luster off piste, compared to many of today's 50/50 ski's.
AC4, Recon, 8800....are one's I have skied and found to have more balance for the 50/50 skier vs. the 5 star.
As for pow and crud..I'm sure they will do...but so would straight skis.....GET SOME FATTIES, buy a quiver and hide um from your wife/other, like many of us do......
Originally Posted by supdog42
I am thinking of buying these skis. I ski 50%+ on groomed but do venture into powder/crud/off-piste 20-25% of the time. Any thoughts on if these skis will work reasonably well in the small amount of off-groomed conditions I ski in?
Thanks for your comments.