I ski at Crystal Mountain, WA which has a wide variety of terrain and conditions. Charging powder to groomers to crud to ice. I weigh 155 lbs and am 5'11".
I have been riding my Armada JJs since they first released the 5 dimension and rocker with camber underfoot. I am now turning these skis into my strictly touring setup by slapping some barons on them.
Anyways, I am having a hard time deciding between a new daily driver/everything ski. The playing field is the Armada JJ, Armada Norwalk (same as JJ with camber in the tail) and the 4FRNT YLE...
What I love about the JJ is that it can ski absolutely ANYTHING and rip the fuck out of it. Some times the tails can wash out, but the quick turning radius through trees, agility to correct mistakes quickly and that it can carve up the hardpack is what draws me to this ski. That is why I was contemplating the Norwalks to prevent tail wash, but I dunno... Then i was told about the 4FRNT YLE which is similar to the JJ in ways, but I am nervous about that whole center mount deal and possibly the turning radius.
Hopefully I laid out everything in a cohesive way, so you cats can help me out. Let me know if something doesn't make sense or need some more background info.
BTW i love carving the fuck out of a groomer on a pair of fatties.