What I have currently: I have a pair of rossignol s5 jib skis that I got last year. They are 178's with dimensions 128/98/121. Turning radius 21m. I dig on them, but am considering flipping them for another pair of boards. They do carve well on groomers. Maybe keep these for groomers and park and get other ski for deep days and touring....?
I am really looking to get a side/backcountry set up. I just got a pair of dukes and am getting a pair of side country boots. I am thinking something with a waist greater than 110 and has some sort of rocker profile to it. Not sure if I want a combo camber/rocker ski, but don't know enough about the technology to decide. I want something that rips, is sturdy at high speeds, turns well in trees, gives good float and can shred most places. Some skis I have been looking into:Company Ski Length Waist Tip/Tail Rocker Camber Construction Surface Live Life 181 110 146/130 Rocker / Camber Combo Yes Maple/ Popler Core Surface One Life 179/189 112 140/132 Early Rise Tip/ Tail 8 Degree 3Stage rocker Yes 3 Degree Maple/ Popler Core Bluehouse Maestro 189 118 134/131 Rocker Tip/Tail No Bamboo/Carbonfiber Bluehouse Presinct 181 or 191 116 140/130 Rocker tip/ Tail 2-3mm underfoot Bamboo/Carbonfiber Icelandic Nomad RKR 181 105 140/130 Early Rise Tip/Tail Yes Fiberglass/Poplar K2 Backdrop 181 112 142/131 Tip/Tail Yes Wood Blend Core Icelandic Shaman 184 110 160/130 No All Camber Poplar Icelandic Keeper 178/189 119 150/136 Early Rise Tip/Tail Full underfoot Poplar K2 Sideseth 188 118 147/135 Tip/Tail Yes 50% Wood Blend Core Nordica Patron 185 113 143/132 Tip/Tail Yes Wood/Fiberglass Core Blizzard Cochise 185 108 135/123 Tip/Tail No Flat Underfoot Wood/Metal Nordica Heldarodo 185 113 143/132 Tip/Tail Yes Wood/Metal Core
My info: Strong skier, 5'9" ~160lbs.
I know this is kind of all over the place but any advice would be awesome! Thanks!!!