Looking into rockered skis. Expert female skier 5'1", 115 # w/o gear.
I'm not going to get into women's vs men's skis argument- I'm only considering them because of my size as I don't want to haul extra weight up a ridge, fight it to flex it when needed, and would be consumed in choked out trees (which I ski often) by anything longer than 166 cm or so.
Have Solomon Tornado-Ti for hardpack/ carving, and Volkl Aura 156 for everything else (too short for me in pow, great in bumps, trees, groomers, crud). I ski in Northern NM and S. Colorado, so it needs to be good in "mashed potato" / heavy crud type conditions as well as soft snow. I'm not looking for anything that can handle hardpack as I've got that angle covered and the idea of judging or selecting a rockered ski on that is pretty absurd, IMHO.
Looking into Volkl Kiku vs. Rossi Voodoo 110 vs. K2 Gotback.
Demoed the Gotback, immediately loved it, (but we all love ANYTHING on a powder day and I think I loved the rocker aspect more than anything else,) but it's a pretty soft ski and I fear I might outgrow it once I get more used to the rocker. Can't demo the Kiku or Rossi where I live. I also haven't found anyone who can give me a real world comparison between the skis. I do like the idea of a more center mounted ski as I'm so used to having to ski the Auras pretty forward (which explains the tip dive given shorter length I have,) and occasionally get punished when I land backseated (I know, I know, I'm working on it,) and can't get forward fast enough, so Kiku may not be ideal. Basically, I just don't want to have to think about much when I get a powder day and my other skis do require attention span and good technique.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.