- Feb 7, 2009
I'm looking for some direction in demoing and eventually getting a new pair of skis this year. I currently have a pair of 6 year old 181 K2 Apache Recons. I think it is time for something new, but have not paid any attention to how skis have changed in the last 5 years or so. I would like something a bit wider for the rare powder day. Being a big guy (6'4", 220lbs) the recons tend to sink in powder. Or at the other end of the spectrum, I would like a tighter turn radius as the recons tend to naturally carve on large radius turns. Does anyone have any ideas on what skis I should look into demoing this year? Is there anything that would complement the recons? or are the skis so much better now that the recons will just be outperformed in all conditions by new skis.