Im looking to buy my first pair of skiis.
I am 6'5" 220, and an intermediate-advanced skier (groomed blues/blacks are my preference, no moguls, sometimes double-diamonds).
I am now learning how to carve (self tought, so likely my stance is wrong still).
I demod first day the Salomon Tornados 180, which I was told were similar to the Atomic Blackeye and Volkl AC20s. I was having trouble turning, needing more efforts than I hope for, and overall felt heavier on my feet. I suppose these were meant for more speed and more control than what I need.
2nd day I demod the Atomic Smoke Ti 178, which I loved. Very easy to turn, easily carving, perfect to get me to the next step.
Id like to try to demo some other skis, similar to the Smoke Ti.
Can any of you recommend anything else? And what would you say are the difference between the alternatives?