I need to replace my aging Elan 999s as my deep days ski. I'm considering diving into the 21st century and going with one of the new "fun shape" skis - i.e. Rossi S7, Armada JJ, Praxis Concept. etc.
I'll readily admit that I've never ridden an early taper and rockered, 5 dimensions type ski. I've been on some early rise and some rockered in my demos, but nothing quite like these new fun shapes.
In Colorado I'll need a ski that can handle the deep stuff while being just as capable in the cut up later in the day and of course get me back to the lift alive (no full reverse camber!).
So what should I have at the top of my list? Note that I generally prefer damper "power" skis that aren't super stiff.