Originally Posted by beyond
You're asking for a lot from one ski. The Goat will be better in rough crud, deep pow, the wide open spaces; passable on groomed if you get it a touch short. Trees, maybe. Bumps, no. The Seth will be better in tight quarters, groomed. So perhaps make some priorities. If you can't, then buy the Seth. It's easier to ski a turny ski in deep stuff than ski a open country ski in tight quarters, sez I.
eh this post has some miss info in it. Gotamas will rail groomer if you have the guts to go that fast, the edge hold is great and I can really lay into them when going around 50 mph. Bumps my 183s snake though bumps run in alta/bird pretty damn good. When they get to tight I just start doubling bumps. Tight chute gotama are light and soft they work again.
The stuff they rim.eally accel in yes is powder where the float and agility is awesome,and crud they can rally through. For me it nearly a one ski quiver, I have the old less sidecut verision and IMO skis dont get much better than this. The Volkls will do anything a "skilled" pilot will ask of them, most skis I have skied cant make that claim.
As for the K2 they ski similar just at a low speed range or for a lighter skier. The K2 are easier on groomers but I wouldnt call them better. They are just better for most people cause the speed I like to ski at are crazy fast on groomers. Also the K2s are better in tight places if your an edgy skier, if you know how to ski a flatter ski the gotama will be quicker in tight places.
The last thing the K2 were better at was park skiing and jump and such, but they were pretty bad in crud and that what kept me away.
Short answer "sac" up and get the volkls trust me