Gasp! Not a race ski, what's gotten into me?! Well, I guess it's time to buy one...
For the past 4 or 5 year's I've just been using my last seasons race skis as my "fun" skis. This works fine because I only ski the ice of Upstate NY, and if it's really slushy or crudy (like the 3 days a year that happens) I just use a demo ski. Last season I ended up selling my SL and warrantying my GS skis, so I'm ski less now. I decided it's time to actually buy a real ski, and I need your help!
This year I'm finally traveling outside of NY up to Maine to ski for a week or two. Because I'm a poor/cheap student who spends all my time selling other people skis, I haven't really skied anything outside the ice of NY, but this year I will so whatever ski I buy needs to work for that too. Before I found out I would be going up to Maine, I was going to just grab a pair of Kastle RX's from a friend who likes his MX78's more, but I've got a feeling they're going to be too narrow for Maine skiing. This means I need to figure out what ski to buy!
About me: 5' 7" 145# aggressive EC skier. I do everything on the mountain, not trees too much though. Race for funnzies, but I'd rather be free skiing than on gates.
I'm thinking about the Blizzard Bushwacker or the Volkl Kendo, skied them both last year and they were fantastic, but given that I'm poor/cheap I'd love to not spend a lot and I have a HEAD pro-form so it would be great to save a couple hundred and get a HEAD ski. Didn't get a chance to demo HEAD last year and we barely carry any in the shop, so I haven't heard much about their lineup this year. Anyone have suggestions?