Looking to get new powder skis. Still want them to be relatively capable all-mountain. I'll be using them when I ski out west (New Mexico, Colorado, Utah) at resorts. Mainly will be skiing when conditions are good (I live relatively far away, so I usually make the trips when there's fresh snow in the forecast).
I'll ski all over the mountain - trees, bowls, groomers, etc. 75% off piste, 25% on piste. Not planning on touring. I ski fast but playful, always looking for natural hits. Therefore I'd say I'm looking for a playful but stable ski. Won't be in the park much, except for the occasion jump line.
I'm 5' 11', 165 lbs.
I demoed the following skis when I was in Colorado last year:
- Armada ARV 116: Felt fine on hardpack, okay in chop, great in pow, but felt a little heavy in the air.
- Atomic Bent Chetler 120: Felt fine on hardpack, little worse than the jj in chop, awesome in pow, great in the air. Overall liked it the best of the three.
-Line Outline: Didn't like it. Felt it was very hooky on hardpark.
Skis I'm considering:
-Atomic Bent Chetler 120
-K2 Reckoner 112
-Candide Prodigy 3.0/4.0
Thoughts? I'm also open to other skis that I haven't mentioned.
**This thread was edited on Dec 30th 2020 at 5:32:40pm