I'm a Colorado skier, 5'10", 200, looking for a new playful, semi chargy ski for a daily driver. Looking for 105-115 ish in the waist that can do pretty much everything. I ski probably 60% sidecountry and backcountry and 40% frontside. I don't ski park, but I'm partial to spins off natural features. Any suggestions?
I posted this in Gear Talk earlier, hoping to get more insight here
I just bought Surface Outsiders which I can't speak enough about. SUPER fun ski but haven't had a chance to get them in the deep stuff yet. Very very happy with them and got them for like $175.
If I was going to get a new ski in this class for me it would be Atomic Automatic 109's. Such an awesome ski. But can be a bit pricey. Sage designed them and they certainly show it...easily one of the best skis I have ever ridden.
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
rossi soul 7's the honey comb tips and tails make the spin weight pretty low and they are amazing charging skis. Playful on groomers and pow they are my choice for a daily driver unless i'm skiing park.
Surface odysseys charge through everything. The rocker profile isnt as extreme as outsiders and they arent as wide as underfoot. However they are crazy stiff, like its unreal how stiff they are. Ive skied park and nipple deep powder on them and havent found anything they cant handle. The super beefy sidewall is awesome for carving groomers, the width is perfect for park and groomers, the rocker profile keeps your tips on top of deep snow, and the stiffness allows you to charge through everything. If you like buttering I wouldnt recommend them, but they are a sick ski to have in the quiver for sure.