Originally Posted by Wazza
Thanks SJ, I am leaning towards the Katana, but am worried that it will not be as versatile as the Goat. As you would agree once you ski a Gotama, nothing feels as good or is as much fun! allthough I am sure that Katana is alot of fun.
I ski a ton of skis every year and a goodly number of fattish ones. The key to me with the Goat is how easy it is. I was skiing on a Sugar Daddy and a Mantra as my two wider skis for a while and was trying to like the Mantra while I knew that I liked the Sugar. Then I got on a Goat and found that the stuff that I personally use a wider ski for....just got easier. For me, easier is more better gooder. Aggro is kewl for somebody else, just not me.
FWIW: I don't think that the Katana is as versatile as the Goat. I think this has to do with manuverability. That is probably just my lighter weight and somewhat less aggro nature coming through. The Katana feels sluggish in comparison to the Goat when skiied as an everyday ski. In deeper snow, when speed is on the "to do" list, I think that the Katana is probably better.