I know this subject gets beat to death, so apologies for that.
I've just come back to skiing after being out of it for 24 years. 2009 was my first time back. I picked up snowboarding in my late teens and have been on one until 2009.
Things have certainly changed since the 80's LOL, I skied Dynastar 185's back in the day. I picked up a pair of Elan MAG 8's 168/74 two years ago and it was like I had never left the sport. I jumped right back in it. I got about 30-35 days in last year.
My problem is, I get my ass handed to me on these skis in deeper snow
I'm on a budget, so I have to make my one ski count. I ski mainly Steamboat Springs, but will also go to Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek.
I'm 41 years old
Level 6-7 Skier
I Ski in bounds but have trouble on my skis I have now when the snow starts to get deep, 168cm, 74mm
Looking for a Ski 175<
Something in the 95-105mm range
Do I need a really stiff ski at my weight?
I don't quite understand the what I'm looking at with regards to the skis specs, i.e. 130/95/122
I know the middle number is waist width, are there certain specs I should look for?
How do I tell how stiff a ski is?
These are the skis I have been looking at,
Line Prophet 100
Line Prophet 98
Dynastar 6th Sense Slicer
Fischer Watea 101
Fischer Watea 98
Rossignol Experience 98
High Society FR 104
High Society FR 92
Surface Watch Life
Will all these skis basically preform the same? Or are some of these better suited to me than others?
Thanks for any help
Edited by Malazan - 8/4/11 at 5:14pm