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You lose more than a little performance but I'm sure some people are just fine fishing an 8wt for trout too.I've pretty much been a one ski quiver kind of guy. I haven't bought a ski under 110 in at least 10 years so just used to skiing bigger planks I'm sure I lose a little performance on groomers and bumps but whatever. The profiles and technology in skis now are pretty friendly to all conditions.
I'm likely the wrong person since I wouldn't consider anything over 90mm underfoot good for carving or hard pack and spend most normal powder days both inbounds and touring on something between 95-100 underfoot. I do have the super fat skis but they see little use since I don't find them enjoyable unless there's a massive amount of new snow or meadow skipping in mid winter avi conditions in the Rockies.With that said, I'm considering getting a 100 or 105 type of ski just for carving or skiing hard pack. I haven't been in this market for over a decade so don't even know where to start. You ski bros have any suggestions?
I have no specific recommendations as I too have been making compromises inbounds with only two pairs of non-touring skis (95mm and 127mm) with all the others trending on the weight weenie side for touring / recreational skimo.