Would 172cm '09 Dynastar Contact 10s (formerly 11s and Ltd) make a good all mountain Colorado spring ski when there is little to no new snow? How much more versatile would these be than 165 cm Blizzard Magnesium Slalom race skis? I assume that the Contacts would be better on hard morning snow than 184 cm Fischer Watea 84s, but would the 84s be a lot better in softer (slushier?) conditions in the afternoon?
Due to a blown ACL, I own, but have not skied the Watea 84s, 191 cm Scott P4s, 165 cm Blizzard Magnesium rSLs and 182 cm Dynastar Speed Course 66s. I also have a pair of 186 cm Fischer MIsfits which were a warranty replacement of the Atuas that I really enjoyed last season in almost all soft snow conditions.
I am 6' 3'', 185 lbs and hope to return this spring as a level 8, but will probably be looking to avoid moguls initially. In the past, I have skied mostly off piste, but imagine that I will be spending more time on piste this spring.
Going into the season, I picked up the Blizzards and Speed Courses used for racing (and no snow in a long time skis) and the 84s from Sierra Jim thinking that they might be more user friendly for moguls as an everyday not much new snow ski. Plan was to test out the 84s and P4s (for deeper snow) and decide if I should sell off one or both of them or sell the Misfits.
Prior to my injury, I tried out another Bear's 165cm Atomic 12 SLpb on the WROD at A-basin and really liked the feel of carving short turns. Seeing the deal that Dawcatching is offering on the Contacts has got me thinking that I should sell the 84s and get the Contacts to use with the Misfits as my two primary skis. OTOH, maybe the Blizzards (currently race tuned at .5/3) would do most of what the Contacts do...anyone ski these in spring slush?