Originally Posted by volklskier1
I've posted this before and I will post it again. Do not get a ski that is over 70mm at the waist and a turn radius of over 13. It's a waste. Let me use myself as an example. I have 2 pairs of skis. the Volkl all-star and the AC4. I only use the AC4 in the deepest powder. I use the All-Star for everything. They are great in powder also. Don't buy into the myth that you need a special ski to ski powder. You don't. Get a ski that is going o keep you grining while you rip those slalom turns. Remember that it wasn't that long ago that we skied deep deep powder on skinny GS skis.
Sorry, but I will disagree here on many accounts. I have skied the AC4 on hardpacked and have loved it, IMHO there is nothing an All-star will do for me that an AC4 won't. As far as skiing skinny GS skis in powder, sure we did that but a powder ski is so much better. My m11 B5's and old M11's were fun, but a mid 80's waisted Titan Nine is sooo much better and that is skiing in the east.
I recall my first trip to Alaska. I brought my Salomon 9100 1S's and some Atomic powder pigs. In the soft snow, the 1S's were turn, turn turn, turn, ooof. The Atomics were floating over everything.
Don't take Volkls opinion, don't take mine. Formulate your own.