Originally Posted by lusdawg
I am a level 8 skier that currently is skiing the 2004 Rossi B2 (before the stiffened shovels)... I want something a little wider for powder days and maybe something with a bit more stiffness ... I do like how the B2's are in the bumps, though ... I have owned a pair of Volkl 6 Stars in the past ... these were great on the groomers, but too much in the bumps to be comfortable ... I want a powder ski for here in Colorado that can be pretty good in the bumps, groomers, crud, and backside if the B2's are in the shop ... I am leaning towards the 8800's as I am a 50/50 finesse/power skier ... thoughts? and yes, I will demo, but looking for ideas ... I am 5'8" 170 lb and athletic
Your goals are not clearly stated here.
You say you want a little
wider and a little
stiffer if the B2's are in the shop. (oil change??) This sounds like a mid fat to me. If this is the case, then a B3 or a Nordi Afterburner or maybe
an 8800 or 777 makes sense.
You also state that you want a powder
ski. There are a lot of good choices with widths starting in the mid 90's to wherever you want to go. Another mid fat does not really serve this purpose a whole lot better than the one you have.
Finally, you state that you want it to be pretty good on groomers, bumps, and crud. A fat ski is fair at best for groomers and bumps but can be great in crud. OTH another mid fat can be very good at bumps and groomers and fair to good in crud.
So......I'm not sure what it is that you want........
Another, stiffer Mid fat as a spare??....Cool....B3, Afterburner, 777, XW Fury.....among others.
Powder ski??....Cool....there are lots of them and they all work pretty well.
Combo of the two??......Not as easy, but probably the 8800, Snoop, or various 88-92mm twins come to mind.
I think ya gots to think about what you really want a little more clearly....