I recently sold some skis and boots at the local ski swap. I am now down to 1 ski, last years AC4. By selling I have some $$$ to put towards a new pair. But herein lies my problem. I am thinking about getting either the Mantra or the S5s. Will these be too much of an overlap with my AC4s? I'm thinking the more reasonable thing to do would be to sell my AC4s and get the Mantras and the S5s. However I really do like the AC4s and it would be hard for me to part with them. While I do live in UT I only ski the bigger mountains a couple times a year. I usually ski 2-3 times a week a local smaller mountain. It does not have the big open bowls. Most of the powder is found in smaller stashes. I also prefer a quicker turning ski and I tend to make smaller diameter turns, even in powder. However there are times I like to fly down the groomers making very few turns at all. The AC4 seems to do all I want, but I know if I don't keep the $$$ in ski equip my wife will want it for something else and it may be difficult to get it back. I like the idea of the mid 90 waist ski. I did have the sugar daddy for a while but I kept getting the brakes hooked together while skiing (yes I have somwehat of an old school style) other then that they were great, just didn't use them enough. The S5s would be great for sking groomers with my wife and daughter as well as the tight icy bumps that were difficult for me on the AC4s. What would you choose and why?
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11/27/06 at 10:21pm