hi, i'm trying to decide betweent he tigershark 10 foot and the nordica mach 3.
I looking for a ski for eastern hardpark ice mainly. Typical day would be put the son in lessons formt he morning while i tire myself out on iccy steeps and some moguls, then do greens and blues with son and sometimes wife in the afternoon, often snowplowing.
i demoed the tigershark 10 foot -no PS, in a 168 and also the 12 foot tigershark in 168. i'm 5'11" 150-155 pounds. level 8-9 skier. i'm making the move from old straight skis that i stockpiled before they were phased out - rossignal 7S 207 cm.
i'm still kind of adjusting to the "new" skis,
i liked the tighter turns of the tigershark 10 foot, but i felt they kind of chattered a bit more at higher speeds. the 12 foot was ok at higher speeds, but not great. was skiing on spring slop though with the 12 foot and frozen spring slop when i tried the 10foot so that might have resulted in more chattering.
i didn't get a chance to demo the mach 3, but from reading reviews it seemed like an interesting ski.
if anyone has any opionns on which might be a better fit.
my concern is that mach 3 (not the power one) might not do so well for afternoon time with the family. Both tigersharks were fine with the family - in that they were ok doing gentle cruising and didn't throw me around while i was taking it easy holding a camera or skiing backwards - which i'd be concerned a too high end ski would.
i would demo the mach 3, which would kind of solve this probelm but i dont' think i can find a demo place this season, and i'd like to take advantage of offseason prices to make a purchase since i'm being forced to retire my straight skis as my straight ski boots are disintegrating.
thx for any input.
thx for any suggestions.