Looking at purchasing some new boards and having a very difficult time deciding what to even consider.
I'm 5'10" 210lbs athletic build, I've been skiing since I could walk and racing since I was about 8, eventually up to the provincial team level. I've been on FIS skis ever since and currently ride the Rossignol WC GS FIS ski. I ski 90% in the east with very little powder... mostly groomers with a few days of light crud.
The only racing I do now is in a local night league and I'm looking for a ski that I can have a little more fun on but occasionally can still handle a moderate GS course. Does this ski even exist? Or should I just keep my FIS skis and buy a second pair to rip up the mountain on. If so what skis should I be considering. I've looked through all the latest "Gear Guide" ski mags and it's too bad they don't ever review race skis (FIS or non-FIS).
I'm worried about getting into a ski that I won't be able to really carve hard on... I guess my perfect ski would be one that would be nimble enough to easily rip some shorter turns but still be stable enough to carve higher speed gs turns as well.
Do you think I should be looking at a ski like the Atomic D2 GS Race ski (non FIS) or something like the Volkl AC50?
Where I live there are very little demo opportunities so a couple suggestions on where to begin would be great.
Thanks in advance for all your advice,