I've been skiing on a pair of Dynastar S9 skis for about 17 years. I still love them when the conditions are right - groomed or hard packed. They're fast, light, carve like a dream and I love the way they power me out of a turn. Last winter was the first time in years that I got in more than 30 days of skiing. Almost every day that I was out there I would get comments about them: snide ones from younger skiers who couldn't believe I was on such long straight boards, and admiring comments from older guys (like me) who remembered what a great ski it was (and still is).
But I think I'm due for a change. Here's what I want: a ski that can make short quick turns, is stable at high speed, and carves like a dream. That describes my old S9. But in addition I want something a little more suitable to crud and bumps. I'm 61, 5'11" and 200 pounds. I ski in Vermont and Western MA. On a good day I'm an expert. On a bad day I'm and advanced intermediate.
Any suggestions are appreciated.