i'm in the market for a new set of AM skis (95 - 102mm waist). I pretty much destroyed my volkl bridges that i used for 3-4 seasons.
I Ski in nz which means seriously shit snow, almost always heavy and wet, with minimal amounts of fresh soft snow. I'd like to think that I am a extremely aggressive skier, preferring long turns at stupid speed in chopped up re-freeze. i don't really ski park, but hit some natural hucks.
currently looking at skis along the lines of the volkl mantra, blizzard bonafide, jskis metal etc (the stiffer the better0.
my question which skis in this range have the strongest bases, I volunteer patrol each weekend at my local, giving me roughly 40-50 days a season (short seasons down here). which means i'm skiing in shit conditions going over a fuck ton of rocks. my current skis have 12 epoxied core shots, 7 blown edges and 1 blown sidewall, as well as countless smaller core shots. so i'm after a charging ski that is indestructible and holds an edge, weight is not much of an issue.