I just started teaching this year. Mostly kids from 4-14 that have never been on skis before. I have found out that they tend to spend as much time on my skis (as I'm helping them up off the snow) as they do on the snow. I can occasionally get on a pair of Big Easy 130's to teach and have decided that they are a super hand little ski for the job. But, they aren't always available so I would like to pick up a set of my own....as long as they are cheap ($100 or less)...like me.
In the course of looking for short (120-140) adult skis I have found that they aren't the most readily available boards in the world. What I have found is the occasional Head Big Easy (not really that bad a ski), K2 Comanche, Volkl Unlimited R1, Rossignol Roc X, and Rossignol Liberty. So, I know what the Big Easy/Peak is like but do any of the others suck less?????
My stats: 5'11", 210lb, 43yrs.