Been lurking around a bit here lately and after some advice on quiver updates.
I live in Whistler and ski resort almost everyday. I’ve been skiing for a few years but never as much as this season. Currently skiing a bent chetler 100 with shift bindings. All resort so far this year and haven’t even ventured into slack country yet.
I’m a 135lb female at 5’4. I would describe my skiing style as increasingly becoming more playful, looking for side hits and jumps and generally just having as much fun as I can no matter what the conditions. More of a straight-line than nice turn kinda gal. I’m not stoked on skiing a shift binding in the resort everyday now that I’m getting a little more sendy. I also want a powder oriented ski for those deeper days.
My current train of thinking is to get a ski that can be my powder ski and touring ski, run the shift binding on that. Something with good float that gives me confidence in trees, on steeps and jumping off (small) things when there’s fresh snow on the ground. I’m testing some 2020 vjj’s this week (second hand that I could potentially buy) - would those fit the bill? I know they will be a bit heavier that my current setup for touring, but I’m worried the new jj UL’s would be too flimsy, especially for the little touring I actually do.
Then I would put a regular alpine binding on my chets and feel a bit more confident throwing myself around on those in between storms, getting into the park etc.
Does that sound like I’m on the right track or should I really be going for a 3 ski quiver and have a dedicated touring setup? For sure $$ is a factor but this is also the thing I'm doing every day right now. I'm not sure if I will regret having a shift on my powder ski too.
Any thoughts and comments are much appreciated!