I know i'm just one of many asking for ski advice, but i will give it a go anyways.
At first i thought i would be getting an all mountain ski that i could bring all over the mountain, but a friend of mine and my local dealer strongly recommended a 2 ski quiver. Luckily, our sister-company had a clearance(birthday)sale the other day, and i managed to get some frontside skis (Elan Amphibio 82 xti 13/14) for almost no money. This was a huge upgrade i believe from my 7 year old-ish salomon equipe skis (cambered carvingski).
So what i need now is a pow ski to do what my Frontside ski won't do, surf and play! Do you have any suggestions? My local dealer only had some k2 SideStash 102. Since we don't have many dealers around i might be forced to buy from an european online store (a friend recommended this: http://www.sport-conrad.com/big_mountain___powder_ski/18/ ). I did do the research on different technologies etc., but i think it's harder to seperate powder skis than it is to seperate all mountain skis since i've never tried any. Looked at the völkl one, some Armadas (jj, TST), atomic automatic etc. How wide do i wanna go? Do i want a fully rockered ski like the völkl instead of rocker-camber-rocker like the TST?
6'5, 170 pounds, 20 years.
I can ski any piste.
I love the off piste, but this is where i lack experience. My old salomon equipes (approx 70 waist, no tip rocker) weren't really build for it, but i had fun and had some okay runs anyways.
This year i will be skiing a full season for the first time. This will be in France.
I want to spend the money needed to get the right ski (although there is a limit of course).
Thanks in advantage!!