I've been searching around NS but struggling with the new search bar... So.. I am an east coast skier and already own a pair of Line Invaders that are 83 underfoot and 171cm in length. They are great for what I ski in PA but will be taking a few trips up to VT to visit my brother and definitely want a better all mountain ski. Possibly even a trip out west in the near future.
I am 5' 11" 165lbs and 17 and a type 3 skier. Looking for a ROCKERED all mountain ski around 95-105mm underfoot with traditional camber preferably 179cm ish in length. Shopping on a budget here so hopefully something from a previous year or something used. I would say around $400 or less w/ binding if at all possible. Something like this years K2 Kung Fujas sounds ideal but looking for something less expensive. Will make a WTB thread possibly once I have a few ideas.
I've heard mixed reviews, but the 2012's are somewhat close to that. Also I think rossi makes a decent all mtn ski with a little rocker. I forget which one they are and I don't wanna say s7's and then those end up being way off. Somebody help me out. haha
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You want the Moment Belafonte. With a 106mm waist, tip rocker, and flat tail, it's everything you could want from an everyday all-mountain non-powder charger. I'm 5'10", 188 lbs and never felt like I needed something longer than the 182. They ski very damp and smooth yet have plenty of pop in them thanks to carbon in the core (super fun off little hits). Honestly, it's been a while since I've been this stoked on a ski and can't see myself ever selling them. Think they would be perfect for you and where you ski.
I've ridden a lot of all mountain skis, but my favorite is the ON3P Jeronimo. Definitely going to be hard to find a cheap pair, but for something that does well in the park and all mountain it could be worth it to you. Kung Fujas is okay, not really great at any one thing though.
"For me, my family, my friends and skiing, that is for me. That's my life. The joy I get from skiing... that's worth dying for." - CR Johnson
You may have trouble finding a ski that fits your description for that price. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it won't be easy. You may want to check into purchasing skis that are a year old that haven't sold and are on sale at Backcountry, Evo or other retailers.
As for pertinent models disregarding cost, there are a lot of options out there these days for skis that fit your description. The Rossi S3, 4FRNT Turbo, Dynastar 6th Sense Slicer, Salomon Shogun, Line Blend, Volkl Bridge, ON3P Jeronimo, and the aforementioned Kung Fujas would all be viable choices. My suggestion would be to do some more research/comparing on your own to find what you think will work best for you in regards to performance and price. TGR has a lot of technical advice and reviews on their site in the Tech talk forum which would be worth checking out and also give your local shops and resorts a call and see if they have any demo days coming up during the season where you could try out some of these skis.