44 year old, live in co. 210 lbs and 5'8". Have been skiing for 42 years. Ski about 30-50 days per season. Mostly at Copper mountain and summit Cory.
2008 Nordica hot rod jet fuel 186. (my favorite skis in a while)
2010 volkl gotama (186 or 19x). They aren't sitting here. Only use them for powder.
Prior to 2 seasons ago, I prefered skiing moguls, powder and some groomers. See to sking so pretty stiff skis.
Had back surgery in mar. 2011 and then again in 2012. Back is ok, not great. Left leg has some muscle weekness which I am trying to build back up and lose weight, but assuming it doesn't get much better.
Last year there were a few times where the old jet fuels were hard for me to maneuver. Especially with some crud. Looking into getting something that is a little shorter, lighter and maybe easier to turn. Want something that tracks well and isn't squirrelly when going fast. Mostly for groomers, crud, 6" or less of snow, trees.. Small moguls. I don't see myself doing a lot of moguls this year. Also looking for a deal. I want to replace the old Nordicas.
I was thinking maybe something that is 84-88, 178-183cm
Some deals I've found...
Blizzard bushwacker 2012 180. $460 no bindings. Local store
Atomic blackeye ti 180. $500 including bindings
Blizzard m-power 2011 181 $600 including bindings
Nordica burner 2012 $400 no bindings 178
Nordica jet fuel 2012 178 with bindings $540. (this place is a little sketchy though. Not sure if I would order from them)
Dynastar legend 85 178 or 184 $350. No bindings
Any other good deals out there or recommendations? I saw the info about the Nordica fire arrow 84 or kastle mx88, but I think those are out of my price range.
Edited by mogulman1 - 8/26/12 at 3:42pm