New member here, and just looking for honest advice and not getting ripped off by my local ski shop that wants to only sell what they have in stock. (No hard feelings against them, I wouldn't promote anything I didn't have in my shop either)
Anyway, I'm in search of a new pair of skis (possibly two).
Im 6'2 200 with gear ski in the NE and am 60% on piste, 20 % in trees, 20% in park (just hitting jumps, boxes, and the occasional rail)
Would like to improve my technique so I feel a lighter ski is the way to go but I don't know.
I also like riding switch a lot so I'd like a full twin tip or partial twin tip.
Mainly I think I'd need a all mountain ski thats slightly capable in the park with a partial twin tip around a ~95 underfoot and ~11mm difference between tip and tail.
Here's my dilemma... I think the new Blizzard rustler 9's are what I'm looking for, but can't bite the bullet at 700 with bindings
Also saw the new line chronics as they are advertised as having a more "all-mountain" design to them for the 2019 year... again I can't justify dropping 700 on a new pair when a year from now, it'll be around 60% of the price.
My question to you guys... is there anything I can potentially look at besides the rustler 9 that is older?
Age doesn't really bother me, I have the time to find a good pair of skis that suits me, I just don't know what other options there are.
Ive been looking at the:
Völkl kendos (any year since 2015)
Völkl mantra (any year since 2014-heard 2014 is the best but heavy)
blizzard brahma ca
blizzard rustler 9
Völkl revolt 87
Völkl revolt 95
Atomic vantages (theres a bunch)
Been recommended an enforcer (but not too fond of it)
What I can also do, is get an older ski for this season and wait till next year for the blizzard 9's (if that even is the best choice)
Any recommendations or advice would be great!!!