(sorry if i posted this in the wrong forum topic)
The number one factor that determines a ski's ability to go from edge to edge quickly is the person attached to them. That being said, the things that make a ski inherently quick are its stiffness and its torsional rigidity. A ski that is stiffer from tip to tail will rebound more energy back to the skier, and allowing for a quicker edge change. However, the limiting factor is the ability of the skier to control that energy return. A quick edge change can turn into the ski getting out of control really quickly. The same thing applies as far as torsional rigidity, or the ability of the ski to twist along its long axis, or resist that twisting. A torsionally rigid ski is going to give more energy back than one that is not.
Typically, when you're looking for rigidity, you want a wood core, rather that a foam one. Also, the composite laminates that are used can go a long way towards helping the rigidity of the ski, particularly the torsional aspect. I like the Head Liquidmetal laminate, it creates a nice snappy ski in both directions.
The other thing that will have some effect on edge to edge quickness is the width of the ski. Obviously a ski that is wider will take a little more energy and time to go from edge to edge than a narrower one. However, since you're looking for an off-piste ski, you're going to prefer a wider ski, as the benefits of the width outweigh that potential drawback.
|Ability Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Tail Type||Full Twin Tip|
|Turning Radius||18m @ 165cm|