It's sort of a gear Q but very much a PSIA Q too. I need a ski that can help me have the best shot at attaining PSIA (NW) level 2 over the next year (or 5).
Trying to decide b/t 2008 K2 Lotta Luv's 160cm (but measures long) vs 2011 Dynastar Legend Sultan 85 165cm. I have both but am trying to decide if I really need the Dynastar Legend Sultan 85's (still have time to return).
My background:~60 days total on snow ever, 5' 8" 145lbs, in my 30's, concerned about clinic-ing/getting tested on crud but equally concerned about being able to hold my edge on 1-ski traverses & other tasks for level2 on-snow exam.
Any other advice on how to best prepare myself for level2 is appreciated! Thanks a bunch!
edit: will the early rise on the sultan 85 really make a marked difference from just using the normal cambered lotta luvs?