Have seen quite a few Masterblaster threads here so I thought I'd post my question here.
My name is TJ, ski predominately in the Sierras. I'm an expert skier 3+, that has unfortunately suffered a couple serious leg injuries that have slowed me down a bit over the years. Prefer 70/30 off/on piste and a bit of OB when I can reach it. Looking for a "snow day" ski that can handle the typical Sierra snow storm, ie: 12" new (heavy) in the am > tracked out by 10:30 > heavy/bumpy snow by EOD. Thinking 100mm underfoot +/-. nimble enough to check speed in the trees, floaty enough to ski in deeper snow without constant supervision, more fun/lively then stiff/damp, though with my weight I need something on the stiffer side. I like a lot of suspension to absorb the hits in tracked out heavy snow, Not too worried about edge hold in ice, but do like to carve turns at speed when Im on the groomers. Budget is not an issue.
I'm not jibbing or hucking rocks anymore so twin tips aren't a necessity, but I'm ok either way.
Have skied the Mantra M5 (hated em), Kore 99 (great ski but way to damp and dead), enforcer 100's (skied 186's which were fun but more ski then I need) and the Legend x96's which I surprisingly really enjoyed. One problem with the Legends that I am concerned with on some of the ski's mentioned below. I found that the Legends had very soft tips/tails, along with an odd sidecut. Because of this I felt like I was skiing much shorter ski's and could only really feel the edge up to the odd sidecuts tip/tail. I like "feedback" and to know where my edges are so the Legends are a no go.
Narrowed down my choices to the following, would love feedback from those who have skied these:
J Ski Masterblasters (181cm)
Nordica Enforcer 100 (177cm)
Nordica Enforcer 104's (179cm)
Line SD 104's (179cm)