Me- 6'2", 190#, expert skier, 40 days/yr.
2007/2008 - Elan Speedwave 14 (176cm), Carved awesome on fresh groomers, lacked everywhere else compared to my Head M82's.
2006/2007 - Head Monster 82 (183cm), Loved the ski to death but wish it had a little tighter turn radius, skiing in the east it seemed that just as I got going on these I was back down at the lift line again. Took them to snowbird 2yrs ago and they were much more at home. Also, it seemed the Elan had a little more "kick" coming out of a turn, which I liked.
Elan Magfire 78 TI - concerns
Only 1 layer of metal (Speedwave 14 had 2 layers??????)
I have skied the Monster 78 and liked it but I have an opportunity for a really sweet deal on the Elans. How does the M78 and the 78 TI stack up???
Normally I'd demo and make up my mind, but my opportunity for deal runs out b4 there is any snow.
Any thoughts or input is greatly appreciated.