Trying to figure out what to get for my next touring setup. I want something that's about 108-112mm underfoot, about 185 cm in length, and weighs under 1800g/ski.
I currently have a pair of Moment Wildcat Tour 108s mounted with Shifts. I hate the bindings so much that it definitely rubs off on the skis, but I'd rather sell them as a set than remount the Wildcats since I don't love the skis either. The Wildcats are great in soft and variable snow, skin well, and give me tons of confidence in the air. However, I HATE the way they ski hardpack. I honestly don't know how this shape (in the regular Wildcat 108) gets so much love as a resort ski. They're twitchy, won't go straight, always want to be on edge, and feel like they have a 5m turning radius. And that's in the 184! Even after detuning the edges I couldn't get them to track worth a damn.
Therefore, what I'm looking for is something similar in weight and width to the Wildcat 108 Tour, but that isn't a schizophrenic nightmare on hardpack/traverses/runouts (I know this is an unpopular opinion). I think I'll be mounting them with Fritschi Xenic or G3 Ions, so I want a ski that will pair with a light binding. I don't spin or ride switch, but I typically prefer jibbier skis that like to stomp landings, have some pop, and favor a neutral stance.
I've looked at the BD Helio 115, G3 Slayr 114, and Moment Deathwish Tour. I think the BDs and G3s are too wide, and I'm scared of the Deathwishes because they're so similar to the Wildcats, but they seem perfect. I've also thought about the DPS Pagoda Tour 112s but the price makes me gag. I think the Volkl BMT 109 might be my perfect ski, but I can't seem to find a decent deal on them.