Hello AT skiers,
Perhaps you will be interested in sharing your knowledge? I'm new to alpine touring and am looking to buy skis. I've gotten some conflicting advice regarding the length and dimensions I should go for, so I thought I'd canvas a larger field.
I'm tall and somewhat thin: 6'4'', 175 lbs., and advanced at the resort, enjoying the whole mountain -- when it's not too icy. I'm not a super hard charger usually, but I do at times. I tried touring once this past season in Austria and loved it. I see myself doing this not only off-piste, but even at the resort to get in a good workout and avoid lift lines. So, a skin-up after work during the week, and more back country on the weekends, where the powder isn't as dry and fluffy as in Utah or Colorado.
I live in Bulgaria where there isn't the demo infrastructure to try out a number of skis before buying, hence my email to you. With the information given, I'd be interested in hearing what length and dimensions the seasoned skiers of this community would suggest? I have offered to me a pair of new Dynafit FT 10, size 187, 122/88/111 for $100. The price says "good starter ski", but I don't know if the all-around size is suited to me. I've been told to go thin (mid-70's) and fat at the mid-point, and have been advised to go short and long. I"m confused. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
(And model suggestions are also welcome!)
Thanks a million.