Having decided to buy my own skis and not risk the rental ones anymore I have spent hours and hours researching - both on the net and in the shops (albeit not many shops close to me!).
I had narrowed down my selection to Head Everyone, Volkl Attiva Sol, Dynastar Idyll and Fischer Koa 78...... I am struggling to find some of these in the shops and would prefer to see them before buying. Today the sales guy recommended Salomon Select Touch - which were really nice and cool graphics!! Have checked the net for reviews - they are highly rated but only talk about being a piste ski.
My ski style is advanced intermediate with a decent technique, I like to carve and do short turns, but also enjoy a long curve down a wide slope ...so would like an all round ski that is progressive. My preference is a 149 to 151 cm ski with a narrow (70 something) waist.
Is anybody able to share their experiences and offer some advice? I'd like to feel confident parting with my cash on a pair of skis that will last me a good few years and allow me to improve.
btw - I'm female and would prefer a woman specific ski (and some that are not too heavy - so have ruled out K2s - heavy even without the bindings!!)
Any comments / tips appreciated