I am seeking an advice about purchasing these:
08'-09' Atomic FIS Race SG Skis w/ Atomic RACE 614 bindings, 210 cm
Brand new skies, and the seller may be willing to put Atomic race 10/18 bindings instead.
Here is a little background:
I have just turned 50. I am in a decent shape (6'2" / 198 -- I know, need to lose about 20 ;) ). I used to race in my pre-teens to mid twenties, when I retired from racing, and later moved away from mountains and suffered several years break from any kind of skiing. Several years after my return to slopes I started doing NASTAR races wherever I got a chance. (A local skier in Vail asked me a couple of weeks ago "if I was on a mission or something" as I was running NASTAR gates all day long.)
Anyway, I want to join Masters next year, and I will plan my winter vacations around Masters races. I am particularly interested in speed disciplines, and I definitelly whant to do DH and SG as much as my schedule allows. My last DH race was in 1983. Never had a chance to try SG, since the discipline was not around at the time. At that time I was racing on 215 and 220 cm DH skis, and I could handle them easily. My GS were 210 cm then, but I am sure that these Super G are a little heavier than those, more like the old DH.
Should I go after these Atomics? Could they be an overkill for me? The price is less then a half of what would the new model cost, and I am not crazy about having the latest gear just for the sake of it.
Any advise is appreciated.