i'm 5'6", 175lb and ski on 162-168cm lengths.
looking to replace my head im monster 77 (have 2 sheets of steel i think so are a bit stiff for my level)....to practice, I will be skiing 2-3x up at cypress mtn (vancouver bc) afterwork during wk so will encounter icier conditions, too, once temps/sun goes down, so need something of midweight to hold its own in varied conditions.
I got out 35x last year (after being away 20 yrs) and progressed into a good novice/slight intermediate level
(I still have major issues with uneven big mounds of snow and huge dumps)...
...hope to repeat again this year (35x supplemented with good instruction/lessons) to refine technique/confidence yet again.
i have three sets of skis:
head monster im77 163 (stiff though used mostly as main ski) ....
the fischer watea 84 167cm (just bought them used at suggestion of colleague to get something less stiff, tried them only 1x )
and the rossi b-94 168cm (pretty decent ski...bought used, skied on it 2-4x)..
so while i have some good wider skis, I'd like to replace my head im monster 77 as with their 2 steel top sheets, i believe, I find them a bit too stiff for my level on steeps, but on flatter/less steep terrain they are great.
i did try at season's end (whistler's demo days) the newer nordica jet fuel and afterburner series and was very impressed: not stiff, not too forgiving yet with great edging ability too.
so any other suggestions for something to replace the monster for groomers in a high '70s'/low '80s underfoot...
Edited by canali - 9/26/10 at 12:20pm