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Nordica Patron vs Sir Francis Bacon
I currently ski on some salomon 2012's, real playful ski. I only get to go out west once a year (I ski Virginia). When i'm outwest I am probably riding 50% sidecountry/advanced terrain , 20% groomers and 30% park. East Coast the remainder of the year I ride 75% park 25% groomers. I'm 5'9 160lbs and 19 y/o advanced rider. I'm just getting into park but I ride a lot of it now. I really want the ski to be playful and buttery like my current salomon 2012's that I've outgrown (164cm). The 2012's are nice because it makes the whole mountain good for jibbing and ollies. What ski would you recommend for pow days, along with what will primarily be my 1 ski quiver (aside from my GS racing skis).
Patrons have a unique rocker profile to them which makes them chattery on hardpack.
Bacons float really well but can still hold a very good edge, it was my one ski quiver for about 2 years.
Helldorados are really sweet, but I doubt you want something that stiff.
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