Quick question about gear for my situation...
I'm 53 and I have started skiing again (after 15 years off) and plan to ski around 20 days a year. I weigh in at about 185, I'm 5'6", and was an aggressive skier when I last skied. I liked fast skiing and skied longer skis (last pair elan 204 r3c). I recently rented some Volkls and really liked them. They were 156cm long and I though I would need something longer but was really surprised by their performance and really liked controlling the tip pressure from the top of the boot. Anyway, to make a long story short, I plan to get some good used gear and I'm looking for some recommendations based on how and where I want to ski. I live in Utah and can ski the usual suspects around the Salt Lake valley.
I would like a quicker turning ski that's stable at moderate speeds and that will ski some crud, bumps and occasional powder...I like skiing groomers and steeper crud... I guess one ski that will do it all!
I don't really want to buy new at my age (for the same reason I don't buy green bananas), so I'll be trying to find some good boards a couple of years old. I've got some Nordica W8's that are still in good shape that I'll still be using.
Thanks in advance!