Im a CU Boulder student looking to buy my own skis and can only afford a do-it-all ski, not multiple skis. Im 6’1’’, 160 lbs, level 6 or 7 skier who wants to be able to carve it up on the frontside groomers, yet also be able to chase powder and occasionally ski out of bounds. I will not be in the park at all really and will only ski moguls if necessary, which may be a lot as my skill progresses. I will be skiing almost exclusively in CO.
I have only skied 65-75mm waisted skis on blue and black groomers and crud and some light pow in the trees. I know I want something wider, especially if I will be on powder. Ive been looking at skis anywhere from 80-100mm, but feel that anything 90+ will not give me the frontside performance I want, but I could be wrong. I foresee myself 70 frontside/30 backside & powder. I will not be able to readily demo skis, so Im looking for all the input I can get. Also looking suggestions for length, 175?
Ive been looking at the following:
Blizzard Magnum 8.7 (128-87-113)
Line Prophet 90 (125-90-113)
Salomon Lord (128-87-115)
Volkl Unlimited AC30 (124-80-107) or AC50 (128-85-112)
BD Havoc (121-88-113) or Kilowatt (125-95-113)
K2 Xplorer (128-84-112)
Im leaning towards the Blizzards but am open to any input or other suggestions. Thanks!
Edited by tdeems - 6/18/10 at 12:50pm