TastyJudoSo hard to choose. Please give me some advice, i have read so many reviews that I almost forgot what I am looking for.
I want a ski that can do pow and tour. Just a tiny capability on hardpack since it wont be pow on all my tours. I already own magnus 102 as my main ski for park, resort, pist etc but I really want a dedicated pow/tour ski. I wont be doing any massive climbs, I am young and pretty damn fit so some extra weight won’t matter. I have the shift bindning waiting to be mounted for this ski.
So far my interest has been these;
Head kore 117
Any advice, personal referens or not are highly appreciated.
Will all the skiing you'll be doing human powered, or will you also be using this setup in the resort (and therefore skiing a lot of chop)?
If the former, I think the Bent Chetler 120, Line Outline, and Moment Wildcat all warrant consideration. All pretty light skis, but not scary at all in non-pow conditions. Coming from the Magnus, I think you'd want something with a fairly forward mount and symmetrical rocker profile, which all of those skis do. If you want to wait till next year, the K2 Reckoner 112 is also a great option in that lightweight category. And while I haven't skied it yet, the Vision 118 seems like another very good option.
If you'll be using this ski in the resort a lot and want something that'll blast through chop, it might make sense to go a bit heavier. The Moment Wildcat and Reckoner 112 should stay on your list in that case as they're lightweight skis that are still totally capable and pretty stable inbounds, but I'd add the Volkl Revolt 121, Icelantic Nomad 115, and the Faction Prodigy 4.0. Those last three are more stable than the lighter skis I mentioned and are more similar to the Magnus in terms of how damp they feel, while being a bit heavier on the skin track.
Happy to further differentiate the skis I've listed if you have any questions.