Originally Posted by lkazzi
I would have liked to tried to tried a 90mm+ waisted ski for comparison. No complaints at all though.
Try the Mythic Rider (90mm underfoot) and you'll see why I mentioned it. It's not a pow ski, but it has fantastic power through powder and doesn't get deflected by crud. Think of the next level of performance over the 8k, and you'll have the feeling
In late November at Whistler, the snow was DEEP (13ft during the month), but it was also heavy, and while I also have MR's stored there, I just took out the 8k's so I didn't kill my legs, and got very good performance for 5 days straight (OK, i should be in better shape, but, oh well).
The 8k will go down in ski annals as a fantastic ski during its era. It does most everything at least very well, and many, many things extremely well. For least coast skiing, it's a great all-around tool.