I work in a bike shop and know a ton about bikes and such but dont really know much about skiing stuff so I am asking for help..
Before last season I bought a pair of used Armada Pipecleaners anticipating to be in the park alot more then I was last year.. I ended up skiing 5 runs off piste to every run in the park. this season I was in the shop looking to set my girl up with gear and the guy in there sold me on a pair of 100+ underfoot skis, so I am asking all of you for some help..
about me.. 6'1 165 pounds, very aggressive skier, I ski off the groomed as much as possible (but with a girl this year that may be different) but I am constantly in the air, bonking trees, stumps, pounding 15 foot rocks, I loncon loop, front and back flip, and 3 every thing I can. So I am looking for a ski that floats well in the powder and busts crud, but will also stand up to a 17 year old. I also would kinda like something that would possibly hold its own in the park.. If a pair of skis really does well out of the park I migh be down for keeping the Armada's or buying a $150 pair of park skis.. but my main focus is that i want a rad pair of fattty skis..
so naturally the guy tried to sell me a pair of Hellbents as he sells 50+ pairs of those skis a year and he wanted to sell me those... But the bike shop that I work in sells Salomon and Rossignol XC skis and there for gives me acess to skis at cost on the various other non XC skis that those companies sell.
So guys The Hellbents were sick skis and I really liked all the features like the reverse camber and the uber wide underfoot.. but Looking around I found the Czar and the Rossignol line ( S7, S6, S3) I think that the Hellbent and the Rossignol S7 are both more ski then I would like to ski on the groomed..
the Czar with being 114 underfoot may be a better size.. now I have read up on the new reverse camber and then other stuff but I could stand to have all of it explined to me..
So what should I do? The Hellbents are $750+, while the Rossi and solomons are going to be significantly less... I just need to be bought up to current ski technology and need some help on what skis I should buy.
So I will let you guys compair the Hellbents, the Czars, and the S7,S6 and S3.