Yes, its OK to have a good laugh about this thread. A little info is in order. I am an expert skier, skied all over the world, always wanted to be in a Warren Miller film, but never contacted him. Bought the skis in the 1990's when I was skiing a lot, then had a health problem, got married, kids, etc.... Time went by. I started my son skiing at 3,(he is 13 now) and was walking him up the local hill. I figured why the heck buy new skiis until he is older and can ski the whole mountain with me. He did the harness for a while, and my Elans were fine for that, and I really liked them. Fast forward to 2011 and I am way over due for new skis. By now, I have no idea what to buy and what length it should be. I ski in New England with an occasional ski trip out west in the future (I miss powder).
When I was up on things, I really didn't like GS skis, just really quick turning SL race skis that were long and pretty stiff. (not pro race stiff)(I am 6'4" and 250lbs). Seems SL skis are wayyyyy short now, I can't see me on a pair of 160's and I am unsure if "all mountain carvers" are really fat GS skis?
I would love to hear recommendations on skis to buy. My research has led me to consider:
Dynastar Contact 4X4 in 178cm
Kastle MX78 in 178cm
Ullr's Charriot in 178 or 188
I am wondering if the longest SL race ski (160's) would still be my best choice?
I have a buddy who is ski shopping with me and we are looking for a deal on some joint therapy sessions. Hope this brings a smile.