So I just registered here since it is definitely time to buy some new skis. I have been living on the East Coast and recently moved back to the Lake Tahoe area, so new skis are a must.
I am 5'9" tall and 165lbs. Spent the second half of this season on a pair of Solomon 1080's and Volkl P60's (both old) that I dug out of my parents garage.
What I want is a ski that is going to perform off piste, something wider than the 1080 which feels flimsy in crud, and just didnt cut it in the few big storms that hit Tahoe recently. I am going to keep the 1080s for park and the P60s if I ever feel like skiing groomed as fast as possible, but I am looking for a ski that I can spend about 75-90% of my days on.
I was a pretty good skier until I was about 20 when I moved East. I am 23 now, and after 3 months of skiing seem to be back to form. I really want to step my game up from an advanced to expert skier next season and need a ski that will allow that.
I have been considering:
Line Prophet 90 or 100
I am DEFINITELY not sold on any of those, and would really appreciate other suggestions. Also, I cant get a straight answer anywhere - why should I buy a rockered ski?