I've been looking around on the forums for a little while, trying to find a thread that could help me, but I couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to start a new thread.
I'm an intermediate (level 7) skier looking to buy a new pair of skis for use mainly in Whistler this winter. Back home in Sweden I have a pair of 2008 Dynastar Legend 8000s that I've been quite satisfied with, but I'm getting tired of them and am on the lookout for something new (also, didn't want to bring them on the plane...). While I think I'm going for something similar to the Legends, I think they tend to be a little unexciting in groomers (although, I guess, that is to be expected for that kind of ski). I'm looking to do maybe 60%/40% off piste/piste. I handle the piste very well, but would like to improve my ability outside the piste. I should add that I'm on a tight budget (about 500 bucks) and thus mainly interested in used skis, maybe one or two seasons old. I'm about 150lbs and 5'10''.
I've been looking at the Fischer Watea 78, Head Monster and K2 Apache Recon, which all seem to be rather good fits for me. I have, however, been looking at some skis with wider waists as well, for a different experience. The Atomic Crimson Nomad Ti seem really interesting, but I'm worried they're too much for me to handle.
Any suggestions are welcome!