currently i'm riding the head imonster m77 (few yrs old) looking for a wider ski so i posted on a site that i was looking for such and got offered a rossi 168 b94 (94 waist) and rossi 120 pro bindings...for $200... this would be a cheaper alternative than buying the gotamas, prophets or what not i ...however i know that technology and sidecuts, weights also change every few years with product development.
why am i looking? well i was up at whistler for first time a few wks back encountering 'real' skiing on ungroomed runs...in mounds... in deep snow, etc.....and I had a tough time (let alone my novice skill level) .
thus i have been looking at rossi s5 barras, prophet line 90 or 100, and the volkl gotama.
since I will still be skiing alot at my primary mtn of Cypress (all groomers, mostly) nonetheless I still want a ski (for the next time i head to whistler or any big resort with 'real' skiing) that can take me competently from the top of the deep bowls ungroomed runs and mounds at the top all the way down to the bottom and its crud, hardpack and groomer: a true all mtn ski (or closest to such)..
.i don't do bumps...mostly stick to blues and 'easy' blacks
i've skied 11x already and am aiming for 20-30x by season's end.
many thanks for any imput you can provide...happy holidays
Edited by canali - 12/26/09 at 9:35am