Whats up Ns, had a really shitty day on my 4frnt kye 110 and made me realize I need a different ski to replace it.
I ski alta and brighton and like to mob as fast as possible through bumps, trees, drops, and hits. I really like to drive the skis as much as possible and really lean into em. Not a huge fan of the centered/neutral stance.
What I didnt like about the kye was the flex pattern. Tips are super soft and then middle of ski is super stiff. When I hit bumps as speed, the tip will deflect but then ill hit the stiff part and its like a wall that just pitches me forward and tosses me.
Another ski I have tried to use all mountain are the surface outsiders. Between their light weight, their three stage rocker and their stiffness I just get bounced around when I hit bumps.
One ski I really like is the on3p cease and desist. Blows through crud, but they are damn big underfoot for an everyday ski. Love the fact that I can smear em in the tight stuff and then let em run in the open.
I would really like a twin tip, or something that has somewhat of a rockered tail to keep the smearability high.
I asked my friend how he thinks I would like his faction 4.0s and he thinks they are to soft for me and my style.
Im not opposed to some metal in the ski but I absolutely hate when a ski feels dead. I realize this lowers my options for what Im looking for.
Weight isnt a huge issue cause im a stockier guy and am not afraid to manhandle something to get it to perform.
one ski that comes to mind is the on3p billy goat.
Open to ideas from any company. Would prefer to stay away from anything custom cause im pretty sure I dont get an industry discount on custom skis.