Happy new year to all!
I'm looking for advice for a new pair of back-country skis.
Some data points: 160lbs, about 5'9, 45 years old, former ski-instructor, technically very fit, physically not so much anymore.
Currently have a Slalom-carver for the hard-pack-only days and a All-Mountain Nordica Jet Fuel with 84mm under foot in 178cm for most of my ski-days. I like the Nordica very much also on groomed, since it offers a GS character and excellent on high-speed. What I don't like is the weight of this skis.
However I'm now looking for my 3rd ski in my quiver focusing on off-piste, so have min. 100mm under foot and a touring binding (Marker Baron, Fritschi Freeride,..).
LINE Sir Francis Bacon
Fischer Watea 114
My basic idea is to have a rather soft tip rocker (for better easier floating) and a not so soft tail-rocker, but still reasonable performance on groomed to get to the next lift station. I will not go into any parks/mogules or do jumping and use the touring option only for maybe the last 100 to 300m uphill to get to nice powder runs.
Easy to tell I'm skiing in the Alps (places like Davos, Arlberg,....)
Looking forward to your comments and recommendations....
Edited by elkam - 1/3/11 at 2:56pm