Hello all. I've had my eyes on the SFB's for years now and it's finally time to retire my 172 lizzies from the daily driver position for the coming season. Evo has them on sale for Christmas in July and the price is right. But I got to reading about these skis and it sounds like they've stiffened them up, which worries me a bit. So here is some info about me:
Skiing ability and style: Advanced skier that skis the whole mountain. I typically ski fast and stay out of the park these days, but like to flip and spin as much as the rest of you. These skis will be my primary daily drivers. I have my Lizzies for the park, my nurtures for groomer days, and my 178 Opus' for the deep days. So I need a ski to carve perfect groomers at 50+ mph, hold a decent edge on slick days, charge through crud, float in a few inches of fresh, and be poppy and playful all over the mountain.
Current quiver consists of:
2010 172 Line Elizabeth: Daily Driver/Park Ski
178 Artificial Nurture: Playful groomer/mess around ski
2014 178 Line Mr. Pollard's Opus: Pow Ski
I'm hoping to get some feedback on how stiff these skis actually are. I had a pair of 171 ON3P Caylors back in 2010 or so that beat the living hell out of me in crud and on tracked groomers and I got rid of them because they were so stiff. I love the skis I have, especially the 2014 Opus'. They're phenomenal. I can't afford another bad buy on skis I end up hating so input from people who ride these skis would be greatly appreciated. Recommendations for other suitable skis would also be appreciated. I am looking for an all mountain ski that has rocker, 100-110 underfoot (fatter is better), 170-178 long, a medium playful flex, and geometry that allows the ski to cruise at 60, but still remain playful, responsive, and versatile all over the mountain. They also have to be near symmetrical and ride switch well, as I spend a lot of time switch on groomer days and enjoy switch hits and turns in powder.
Thanks in advance for any help with this. Have a good one!
**This thread was edited on Jul 23rd 2018 at 3:52:18am