With Whistler's season recently over, I have begun making plans to build upon / change up my 2 ski quiver from the season before.
Before I get in to any specifics, Here's my rider profile:
Height: 5' 10''
Location: Vancouver/Whistler (I only ski the PNW)
Ability: Level 3, Moderately aggressive in all conditions, (Right knee is dealing with a meniscus problem, so I can't ski as hard as I want yet).
Current quiver: Sir Francis Bacons, Moment Rockers
Style of skiing: To be fair, I think park skiing is an incredibly fun way to spend a weekend lacking fresh snow, but I'm no where near the park when powder is in the forecast.
For those of you who know Whistler, I love skiing trees like those in Khyber's pass and glades around 7th heaven and Harmony / Symphony. I enjoy cruising and charging through the bowls over Spanky's ladder and the wide openness of the Blackcomb glacier.
I like finding ridges to huck and pillows to ride (but who doesn't). I enjoy a more playful ski as opposed to a damp one.
I've ridden both the 2007 Seth Vicious' and the redesigned 2008 Seth, but was not a fan of either.
I've ridden my bacons for two seasons, and despite being a very fun ski in certain areas I'm not a huge fan anymore. They are a fairly heavy ski, and their lack of rocker and soft flex means that they get tossed around a fair amount in the chopped up heavy powder found throughout Whistler at the end of a deep day.
At the moment I'm trying to decide if I want to replace my bacons with a new powder ski with a waist around 115 mm, or keep them and add a 3rd ski to the quiver (maybe something even fatter).
I've been considering so many different skis, but I haven't received the best information regarding how each ski would handle my needs.
At the end of the day, I want something fun with rocker that can kick ass in deep heavier pow, but still fun in chopped up powder once all the fresh tracks are gone.
I'm looking for ski suggestions, so tell me what you think.