First post. I ski at Sun Peaks in Kamloops, BC, Canada (West). I have been boarding for the past few years but now I want to get my 3 year old son into skiing so I am coming back to the dark side (skiing).
I am an advanced (not expert) skiier who can handle black diamonds but not double blacks. I would love a one quiver ski on a deal from last year.
My passion is short radius turns, I like a lively, snappy ski. However because I live out west, I would like the most versatile version of that. I am looking at Head Peak 78. The local store has one left from last year, a 183. I am 6'2" and 220 but since I like short turns should I be looking for a 177?
Anyway, it doesn't look like there is much liveliness, snap or rebound in any 78mm waist ski? Am I wrong on this? Any other skis you would recommend?
I would love to demo but I just want a deal from last year and my last set of skis was a pair of 200cm K2 TRC's so anything new should be an improvement. But no complaints from my old TRC's, just not the best in deep snow (neither was their operator).
Thanks for your recommendations.
Oh, and when it dumps here it is only about 6 inches of new snow and most of the time I am hunting the sides of the trails for new snow.