I'm here again seeking for advice about my next purchase. I started some bc skiing last season and quickly realized, this is what i want to do through every winter. I'm looking into a good pair of powder skis, but need some help with it.
The fact is, that I'm a tourist when it comes to on piste skiing and a newb when it comes to off piste (for now). A friend of mine (he's a alpine skiing coach/ free rider in free time) did encourage me and tought me a lot about how to ski in powder, but I'm still struggling when there are not perfect conditions. Lets say heavy snow or even worse, when there is hard crust on the surface which is crumbling under skis.
SO... I decided i wan't a new pair of powder skis. I'm looking for something in a range of 110-120. I want them to be forgiving and agile enough to help me master the turns in deep powder. I'm obviously not an aggressive charger, so I'm not looking for stability at high speed. :D My specs are, 6" in height and 85kg naked weight.
So to narrow it:
- float at low speed
- agile/easy to turn in deep snow, crust or heavy deep snow ?
- somehow forgiving for my newb moves :D
I've read around NS and other sites, went through lots of reviews combined those with deals I can get at shops, and somehow locked my eyes on Line Pollard's Opus. They seem to be most playful skis in many reviews. Does that mean they are easy to turn in deep snow and are they playful even when mounted by newb like me?
Want to hear your thoughts about this skis and other skis I should consider. What characteristics to look for, to get the best skis to help me get comfortable in every snow condition.