Looking for suggestions on a stiff 14m radius range ski. I ski about 10 days in the east and 5-10 days out west a year.
I'm now on my 4th season on my 05/06 Volkl Allstar (168cm) and they have definitely improved my skiing (they've truly been a fantastic ski). They are great on hardpack and I can still manage fine in deep powder despite the 70mm waist (although a wider waist would be a plus for those days).
I'm looking for a new ski that will help bring my skill level to the next level. My leg strength has substantially improved over the past two years thanks to weight lifting and I feel I can go to something stiffer.
Here is a demo review that I did on 08 Atomic Race SL10s for reference http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/63192/08-atomic-race-sl10
I really liked that ski, except for its inability to carve wider turns. I felt my Allstars were more versatile in that respect, but was in LOVE with the power and grip of the Atomics (something I'm looking for now). My Allstars are a 14.4m radius. The 163 Atomics were 12m I believe. Would going to longer slalom skis (and subsequent larger radius) provide the ability to carve wider turns?
I believe the Volkl Tigersharks are the Allstar replacement, no? Thoughts on that?
Basically, I want to develop a list of skis to demo....try them all out and choose the winner.
Thanks for the help! Epicski did not let me down when many suggested I demo the Allstars (amongst others)!