I am a new member to Epic Ski and I must say I am impressed with the site so far. I was involved in another ski forum but there was too much political banter. I am here to talk skiing. That said, I am considering buying new skis and the two models under consideration are the the K2 Rictor and the Dynstar Sultan. I am 57 years old, 5'9", 192 lbs; an advanced skier but not expert. I own a home at an eastern ski resort thus most of my skiing is done there. However, I usually take a western trip every year. I am looking for a versatile ski that can ski well on the groomed but also handles crud and powder. Unfortunately, I do not get much of a chance to ski off piste. I like to ski fast but at my age I am not in the best of shape. I current have 2 skis that I use - K2 Axis X, 180 length and Head Monster IM72, 170 length. I have demo'd the K2 Rictor, 167 length and found it to be quite fun. I was hoping to also demo the Sultans but they were sold out at the Stowe ski shop.
- Which ski would you recommend and what length would you recommend?