I need a little help to ind my new ski.
I usually ski in Europe but have been in skiing in Colorado the most of this season. I have been skiing for 25 years and will consider myself to be a very good skier that are able to ski (almost) everything. I am a very aggressive skier that likes to ride my skis hard. Height: 184 cm and 85 kg.
When I came here I picked up a pair of Prophet 100 in a 186 with the Duke's mounted on them. These are amazing skis that performs very well in the back country and still have a solid grip on the hard packed snow especially if they are pushed hard in the turns.
My concerns are when I go back to the more icy conditions in Europe. I'm almost certain that I can't live with the Line's as my only ski due to both the length and the width. I have a hard time figuring out what kind of ski I should go for. I lean towards an all-mountain ski with the main part of the performance on the groomers since I would like to still have the ability to do some decent skiing in the off-piste,
I have been looking allot around in here and narrowed my search down to following:
Dynastar Sultan 80 or the 85
Dynastar Contact 4x4
Head Peak 78
The Sultans 80 might be on the soft side compared to the rest of the skis, while the 85's might be on the wide side for at hard pack ski.
All of them probably around 170-175 cm
I of course have the option of demo a bunch of skis, but I ill hardly find the conditions that we have in Europe so I'm not sure how useful it is - I might be wrong.
Also I could be wrong in my decision about looking at the all-mountain's and not at the race carvers instead.
What do you say?
Edited by Krag - 3/21/10 at 9:44am