I ski in Whitefish MT, 44 years old, advanced skier. I prefer to ski in the trees and rarely charge hard on the groomers.
My maprika GPS said that I went 40 mph last year, and that was fast enough for me.
I currently have some Sir Francis Bacons from 2015 I think. They are 108 underfoot. They have been drilled for 3 different sets of bindings and are VERY soft. Fun in the pow and trees, but downright scary on anything hard backed and they wont grip anything. I only ski these early in the season when there are rocks and sticks still exposed.
I have Line Magnus Opus that I ski 90% of the time. These are probably way more pow ski than I need as I ski resort 90% of the time, once in a while I will go out of bounds at the resort, but I am never touring with them.
I recently purchased Line Sakanas and I am hoping that these are my everyday ski for once we have good snow and the trees are safe to ski in.
I am looking for a ski in the 90-100mm underfoot range for the days where the wife wants to ski groomers , its hard packed and choppy, or for when we go night skiing and the snow almost always sucks.
I am strongly considering the Blizzard Bonafide for the times where I want to charge a little harder, or when there is no fresh snow.