I am an advanced intermediate East Coast skier who gets out 35+ times per season. Picked these up in the latter part of the 2014/2015 season and skied them 12 times. Great skis! Really easy to adapt to right away. Can rip on them if you want. Can cruise without having to mind the wheel at all times. Great review of them at Start Haus -http://starthaus.com/wordpress/2013/10/09/2014-frontside-carver-ski-comparison-sierra-jim/. The review was dead on. These reward good technique but don't punish you if you are not spot on technically. I am a fairly aggressive skier with pretty good technique but I don't come from a technical ski background. These skis have been rock solid in all conditions - beautiful corduroy to frozen hardpack and ice.
Hello I am a advanced skier and have been skiing on 181cm. I am considering the k2 XTI you have listed but I am wondering about dropping down in size would this be a wise idea ? I am 6' 205 lbs . Thanks in advance
I think dropping a size is a bad choice. More ski equals more fun...especially for an advanced skier and a skier of your stature. Honestly,a 181cm is already a pretty short ski. The AMP XTI series features All Terrain Rocker, early rise tip rocker. This makes the ski easier to turn on hard pack and float better in powder. It also makes the ski ski shorter than it is on the hard pack. I say these are better options: