As there are some really good deals these days, I'm looking around to buy some new skis.
I ski mainly in Québec (Massif), so really east coast conditions (ice, ....). Powder is rare over here as you can imagine.
70/30 on/off piste, ski everything on the mountain (corduroi to icy bumps).
I'm more a technical than a 'power'skier, 6'1", 160lbs.
Am currently on Head XRC1000i's (170), which is a kind of ski I like (69 underfoot).
My budget is about 700$ max.
After some research, have my eye on 2 skis on which I can have a good deal: Fischer Progressor 800's in 170 or 175 (700$) and Atomic Nomand Smoke in 171 (500 $).
Things I am looking for: excellent edge grip on ice/hard pack, high speed limit but at the mean time some flex in the tips for going in the (hard) bumps. Also would lik skis that are not too heavy underfoot.
Another ski that looks interesting is the Head iTitan, but would like to try something else than Head.
Comments that would help me make a choice would be really appreciated.
If I need to specify my needs more precisely, let me know.