I am looking to replace my ancient Dynastar V8s at 195cm. They finally had their edge blown out. I am 36, , 6'3", 225 pounds. Level 7-8. Ski mostly Colorado resorts. 60 percent groomed. 20 percent bumps. 20 percent trees and bowls. I only ski about 10 days a year so I prefer a one quiver ski. Here are the demos that I have skied lately:
K2 Apache Recon. fun
Volkl Mantra. a foot of pow in Vail. very fun.
Volkl AC 30. fun.
Volkl AC 50. Not so good in the Volkswagen bumps.
Nordica Afterburner. fun
Volkl Grizzly. way too stiff.
Rossi CX 80. fun
Salomon X Wing Fury. too soft.
I have read some reviews that mention people bending/destroying skis in the bumps due to their metal laminate. I have never seen this personally, but skied the bumps in all of these skis and did not encounter any problems with wrecking a ski.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Edited by skylotion - 3/21/2009 at 04:19 am