I posted this thread in the "Ski Gear" forum as well but I am reposting here as maybe it is more appropriate for this beginner forum.
I am a beginner skiing approaching intermediate and I am trying to figure out if I am skiing on the proper skis for my level.
I can ski greens and blues fine and I can struggle down a black diamond (but I have to go so slow down the black diamonds that its just not fun and thus I stay away from those).
I really enjoy skiing and I hope to get better at it. My goal this year is to learn some basic carving.
This year instead of renting each time I went to the mountain, I rented for the season from a local shop. The store recommended the following skis for me from the selection of seasonal rentals: 168 cm Elan X-Carve 3.0 100-62-86. I cannot find any information on the Internet about these skis so I dont know how old they are or if the skis are good for a beginner to learn to carve etc. Was this ski a slalom racing ski? Why is the waist so thin (62mm)?
I am a 6' 180 lbs male and somewhat athletic although I am in my early 40s and did not ski in my younger days. Also, I ski on the East Coast and at this point I stick to groomers.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.