With all the great prices right now I think I am going to add to my quiver. Looking for something that will primarily be used for short day tours in the BC and side country mostly in the spring after the resorts have closed for the year. However I will still use them for the occasional resort day. I currently have to many skis and will be selling a couple of them to make room for this new addition. Current skis as follows:
195 Praxis Pows- keeping
193 Volkl Sanouks with Dukes- keeping
188 med stiff Bros - probably sell
183 stiff Bros- keeping (my all time favorite ski)
180 Black Diamond Verdicts with Dukes- definatly selling (using Dukes for new ski)
175 Tiger Shark 10 ft with switch- selling
I like all of these except for the Verdicts. I like the Tiger Sharks but have only spent 2 half days on them because of Utahs snow year. 188 Bros too much overlap with 183 Bros.
The three skis I am thinking of are Watea 101 (192), Watea 94 (186) or Gotama (190).
I don't really need the powder performance of the wider ski since I have my Sanouks for that plus the Watea 94s are lighter then the other two with less overlap of my other skis. Spring use probably means ice in the morning turning to corn and slush later in the day.
I've read all the reviews and am leaning towards the Watea 94s but I am still hesitating and don't know why. I skied my little brothers 176 Gotamas which I liked, just way to short for my 5'10" 215 lbs. Haven't ever skied a Fischer. Maybe thats why I'm concerned since I bought the Verdicts without a demo and don't like them.
Somebody please help cure my inability to make a decision and confirm which ski I should choose.