I have been on the site www.google.com, it is very good and I have spend many weeks using it to work out the ski that would suit my requirements.
My conclusion is the K2 Recoil.
I am UK based (not practical to demo skis in UK from where I live).
I ski 1 week per year in France.
Most of my weeks in recent years have involved no fresh snow, so I only expect to ski groomers and the park 99% of the time.
I am 193cm (6'4") tall, 94kg (14st 12lbs) heavy
I am a novice in the park but would consider myself Advanced to Expert on the piste
I don't have a massive budget. £450 with bindings package, ($750 US for the same skis and bindings)
I want a ski that carves well on the groomers with some pace.
I also like skiing switch on groomers and goofing around. In the next few years I want to improve my switch skiing and use it much more places in the park so switch performance is high up there on the agenda.
If I am not messing around on the piste, I will be messing around in the park. Probably spend 70%/30% Piste/Park.
I want rocker front and back and figure if I am lucky one year I will be able to manage a bit of off piste.
The K2 Recoil seemed to fit this bill but I am concerned about the length.
I usually hire 180cm twin tips (but have been forced to Ski 171cm Twin tips before which I managed with).
Buying the skis I will have to live with them a lot longer.
With front and rear rocker, is even the 179cm Recoil going to be too short for me? How many cm contact when on groomed piste am I losing due to front and rear rocker?
Will the 179cm Recoil be fine for me? Has anyone any other alternatives? I deem the K2 Sight too soft for my ability/weight and others I have considered seem to be over budget.