Alright NS stay with me. I haven't bought new skis in years and am finally thinking about an upgrade for this season. It will be evident that I am incredibly indecisive and incapable of making prompt decision of my own, and as such, will way overthink, overcomplicate, and overanalyze my decision, that once made will probably stand for another 5 years before considering new skis.
Now with that said, here is my current predicament:
I've owned a pair of Surface New Lives for probably 5 years now (think, wide 122mm waist with 3 stage rocker pow skis and alpine binders). I absolutely love these skis. I'm from the east coast and have only used them on the east coast. I have an original pair of FT booters that are nice for the park but shitty for all mtn even with stiffer tongues. I want to upgrade but money isn't there for new boots at the moment...anyways I digress...
This season is finally the year I think I will ski out west. It's been 8+ years in the making but I feel good about getting some solid skiing in with REEL powder and REEL mountains.
I finally have my pow skis hooray!! But they're pretty old and pretty beat up by now (let's just say I used them more on rails than on actual snow back east). So naturally I need newer skis!
And I really want to get into touring. But I don't have the money for bindings, new boots, safety gear, etc. I still want a powder ski, but something less bulky and heavy than the New Lives that I could eventually put touring binders on. I do have an old pair of FKS that have been sitting in my closet for 5 years which I can temporarily throw on. Here are the criteria I want in a new ski:
-around 105-115 in the waist with some rocker/camber combination
-twin tipper cuz I still like hitting jumps and the occasional park feature (kinda over rails at this point)
-light(ish) but doesn't need to be overkill carbon fiber light
-will eventually make a decent touring rig with skins and binders, but for now will be fun as a daily driver for glades, pow, and kicking around on groomers.
-For now I have a pair of alpine binders to throw on in combination of somewhat flimsy park boots that I can make due with until upgrading perhaps next season.
I've been thinking perhaps the Surface Daily? Or something equivalent. http://www.surfaceskis.com/hardgoods/mountain-creative/daily/index.html
What do ya'll think? Thanks so much for your help!