First off, I have been checking the forum on line for quite some time and just decided to join. Seems like there is a lot of quality information (and people) on the site. I'm excited to be a part of it.
As a new member, I thought I'd give the forum a try and see if I could get some advice on my current dilemma. I work and ski in aspen (work for ski-co) and live just outside town which is a little more affordable (not affordable at all). I'm gritting my teeth as we get closer to the season and seeing the new 12" of snow over the past 24 hours has gotten everyone around here in a stir. Great stuff.
Anyway, right now I'm on 2 skis. I've got some '05 superspeeds (182) for railing grooms and some goats (190) for deeper stuff. I primarily ski Ajax and Highlands, so lots of bumps and steeps. Unfortunately, despite my love for my SS's, they leave me tired after a few runs and the bumps are difficult because the skis are soooo stiff and just wanna run. I'm looking for a ski that can fall in the middle of my quiver and be a true (if there is such a thing) 50/50. I would like something that is soft enough to be good in the bumps, but can still rail on the groomers and provide me with an enjoyable, fun experience without getting beat up (ie superspeeds). Short turns are a + due to the steaps available in the area. Surfing pow is not high on the list because I've got my goats for that. Something that is good for mixed and will show me a good time.
I'm currently looking at the Wateas (94 and 84) and the monster 82's. My concerns with each are as follows... 94's- a little too wide to be quick in the bumps. 84's- due to my weight and aggressive style, might not be stiff enough to support my style/girth. and the im '82's- might be too damp for a fun, snappy ride. A this point I think I can have fun on all the skis listed above, but want to get some advice and insight. See what others think.
As for me?- I'm 6'1, 220lbs and an aggressive skier (ex high school racer). I've been skiing for years and love speed, but am getting a little older (34) and want to mellow out a bit. My weakness lies in bumps which I worked on alot last year and am really excited about this season. I'd love a ski that could help me out a bit.
Any help would be great. Thanks-
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