I'm in the market for a new pair of skis for the first time (last pair my parents bought me, K2 Mach - 175 quite a while back). I've been skiing for about 20 years and have never really put any thought into the technological side of it all. Really just looking for an idea of what I should be looking for. I have a grasp of the basic concepts based on what I've read (a lot on here).
Anyways, about me:
23 y/o male
ski mostly trails (~85/15)
not sure how'd I'd classify myself, certainly not expert, I can ski any trail pretty aggressively.
Looking for something that can hopefully help me push my ability into the next level(s). Also I have been hunting around the web at past year's models (08-10), trying not to break my very breakable bank. ANY direction would be a major help.
and my name is Mike :)