First of all I want to say that I know I should go out and try the skis but where I live it is not possible. I have settled on the Atomic D2 GS 184cm but I can not decide on which version.
Being a Norwegian I have been skiing a couple of weeks on average each season since I was 9 (groomed slopes only). I am now soon 27 years old. I have never been in an alpine team. I started learning carving for real last year. I did my first GS competition in a FIS course last year and finished 43 of 95 if I remember correctly. Note that it was a competition for amateurs (World Airline Ski Championship) but I just want to mention that I can complete 2 runs in a FIS course. During that race I skied on Fischer RC4 Race 170cm (think the radius is 17m) and they were really to soft for me and I couldn't put the skis on full edge. This season I have been training technique for about 3 days a week and it is going really well. I have no problems pushing my skis on full edge in "normal" hard packed snow. Don't know about full ice though as we haven't had that yet.
I have good physics and pretty strong legs.
Head Supershape Speeds 170cm 14.6m radius (I bought these skis to be able to train both SL and GS but now that I can carve harder I find them turning way to fast for GS turns)
Nordica Dobermann 120 boots
What I want:
A pair of GS skis that suits my physics and will let me use them both in the slope a normal day with other people skiing and in GS runs (amateur races and maybe masters in a season or two). I can not settle on wether to go for the retail version (19m radius) or the women's version (24m radius) of the D2s. I guess the men's version (27m radius) is pretty out of reach, or what?
Thanks in advance