a little about me...6' 2" 250 pounds. my everyday driver and only set of skis is a Watea 84, which i really like (awesome single quiver ski). so this will be a second and hopefully last pair (famous last words) i spend a good portion of my time on piste or moving in and out of the side areas between runs. I ski blue and black runs in Tahoe (Northstar, Sierra, Squaw, Suger bowl, etc..). maybe the occasional trip to Mammoth, Utah, Whistler, but never hard pack, never even seen a ski resort in the east (sorry). hope that helps. i appreciate your thoughts.
a few more adds: for me the Watea is snappy, super easy to turn on a dime, light as can be and pretty quick (i keep the edges sharp and the bottoms waxed), it chatters like crazy at speed and can bounce around a lot of chopped up snow. it also feels like sometimes i am going to fly right over the front of them.
Edited by opimian - 4/11/10 at 6:40pm