Profile; 51 yrs young - 135 lbs - 5'8"
Consider Myself a solid intermediate even though I have only skied a total of about 5 times in last 25 years.
For those of you of the era, I used to ski Hexcel Bluelites & Hexcelerators, Boots Nord 220 Comps - Sol 444 binds w/straps...Yes I am OLD...:-) I was pretty handy in my day tho.
Totally different experience going from straight edged boards to shaped. I am amazed at and love the forgiveness of the newer skis. I have rented the few times throughout the years since my equip is long gone. Last season, rented again, had a great time....but rental equip sucks.
Recently bought some low end Salomon boots, perhaps too flexible but they fit comfortably. (performance and control yet to be determined)
Advice on skis? While the "new" (to me) shaped skis are much easier to ski than the old ....the rentals I have been on seem to get sloppy at speed.
Not saying my technique is perfect...but I am inclinded to think the rentals have been more beginner oriented skis.
I am still relatively athletic, but light in weight. Looking for something that performs but doesnt feel like an anvil at the end of the day.
Any recommendations from you folks in tune with the technology about a good all mountain ski I can get into without taking a second on my house would be greatly appreciated. I like the look and reviews of the volkl ac20's and 30's...but they seem very "proud" of them if price is any indication. Note: Skiing a last or two year old model of any ski wouldnt bother me a bit
Edited by byronm - 10/20/11 at 11:07pm