After years of renting demos - and skiing 10-12 days per year I am now going to buy some skis. I ski more by the calendar than conditions (when I can get time off) - and ski all types of conditions - bumps, powder, crud, groomed, trees, steep etc. I would consider myself intermediate/advanced - I can take most runs - just want better form and control.
I have demoed Solomon Lords, Head iPeak, and a few others over the past few years.
I am looking for a ski that I can:
-Continue to improve on - turns, form, etc.
-Can handle various conditions
-I can use for 5-10 years without outgrowing it in terms of ability
-Can still handle speed when I ski with friends who are better than me so I can keep up and keep in control
I am thinking about the Head Ipeak - either 82 or 88's - I can't remember which ones I demoed - but what will the differences be in the two, and which would fit my needs better?
Also came across some Nordica Jet Fuel 2010-2011's for a good deal - but have never skiied on this ski and wonder if its right for me or too much ski for my ability.
Appreciate general suggestions - and any specific comments on above skis that I am considering. Thanks.