Trying to decide between Gotama or Shiro...
Trying to decide between Gotama or Shiro for Colorado skiing? My objective: To supplement my current tele, quiver (Salomon Sentinel) with a more front side powder day oriented ski, yet still have mid day post morning powder, skied off carvability! Thoughts/guidance anyone?
Tough choice because I like the Gotama for a daily driver and the full rocker profile means that it floats just fine despite the slimmer waist than most dedicated powder skis. If this is going to be a pow day ski, the Shiro is quite a bit fatter and still does pretty well on groomers. Neither ski is going to lay trenches like something with a bit of camber underfoot, but they will reward you when it gets deep. I've skied the Gotama for a season as my daily driver in Utah - if you're going to grab this ski for any time it has snowed, I'd do the Gotama. If you're only going for this ski when it is deeper (say 8+ inches?), get the Shiro. I have less time on the Shiro but think it's a blast. The only reason I don't have a pair is because I found the 183cm a touch short and the 193 a bit long for me. Can't go wrong either way!