Looking for opinions. I've always been a stockli guy and have the Scot Schmidts (89mm waist). Me: 6'2" 260 lbs. Solid level 7 - half ass level 8.
I love them in the crud, chop, soft, slush, cream cheese, boot deep, etc. I also enjoy them on groomed because they have the stockli edge hold. Not crazy about them on steep boilerplate because you really have to go stupid fast to get them on edge and I'm not that comfy going that fast on boilerplate. They suck on ice if you ski them flat. The boilerplate doesn't bother me because I wouldn't use them for that anyway. And, they totally suck in bumps. They have been my daily driver here in the north east for the past two seasons. But the problem is they really tire you out if you're not bombing on them all the time.
I'm considering getting the vxl next season as a more forgiving schmidt type ski. But, I've heard great things about the Watea 94 and 101. This would be my ski for the conditions that I love the schmidt for but wouldn't kick my ass if I ski them all day or if I don't ski them and mach 10 all the time.
Thanks in advance!