With the end of season sales coming up I've started to look for new skis. I'm currently on a pair of 165 2006 dynastar exclusive legends fashion (the orange rust colored ones with the golden plate half way to the tip) with a pair of look pivot 10 bindings, cant find much info on it and the search function for skis that old is rather lacking (shows up all the years since then and takes forever to filter. I got the impression they are an expert womens ski that is about 50/50 on off. Got them used and they were suggested to me because of my weight. I'm very skinny at 135 5-10, I'm 21 and my weight hasnt flucuated more than 5 pounds since junior year of high school.
My home mountain is Cannon in NH, I ski about 40% time on groomed trails, and about 60% off trail. When the trees are open I stay in them until my legs need a rest then head to the groomers for some easier runs. I also spend a lot of time over the sadle on mittersill the lift serviced 'back country'. When skiing on groomers I tend to stick to the fall lines and take many short radius turns. Very seldom will I take big arcing turns, I'm actually pretty horrible at them. I do some bumps, working on them this year, but am not very good at them still. Over all I would say i'm about a 7.5/8 skier, I am more than comfortable on any of the marked trails on cannon with the exception of tramline, and only that because I haven't had an occasion to ski it.
Because of my low weight I figure I'm going to need a more flexible ski, I was originally looking at the kendo but when I saw all the reviews calling it stiff I realized I would most likely not be able to flex it. I've been trying to do my own research, and learn more about ski gear in general, but other opinions always help. I am particually clueless on what length to look at, any chart says one for my height another for my weight.
Here is what I've found:
Rossi S86 170
Elan Slingshot (could find almost no information on this ski completly off dimensions) 171
Scott Punishers 172
Nordica fire arrow (graphic is horrible but I heard decent things) 172