I am not sure if I need new skis yet, may be just looking for the directions ;) Below are my answers,btw. Looking for the input/advise.Thanks.
Where in the world are you skiing?
East cost 80% of the time: PA(Blue Mt,Camelback etc), Whiteface, Killington. Plus usually 1 week/year in Colorado(A-Basin, Loveland)
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)?
Mostly groomed runs, occasional tree skiing
How many days a year do you ski?
How advanced are you as a skier?
I think Intermediate/Advanced. In PA I prefer black or blue speedy trails(like Razors Edge on Blue), on Whiteface I feel more comfortable on blues. I have bad knees, so have to be careful around bumps.
What's your height and weight?
How did/will you buy your boots?
I have older(about 7yo) Lange 7.5 boots I like. I will need new footbeds this year but in general they are in good condition.
So far I have 2 skis:
1. Dynastar Speed Drive, probably around 7yo; 168cm. They served me good but once in Colorado we run into big powder days. I realized that my knees just scream pain when I tried to turn knee-deep in the snow. Most likely, just my lack on powder skills, I know.
So I got:
2. Rossignol Attraxtion 5, 154cm. Very soft,light, easy to turn. Did not tried to use them in powder, but they are reasonably good in the slush and beaten trails. Good in trees. I liked them first, and used almost exclusively during last couple years, but have a feeling that I do not learn from them anymore. They flatter when running fast.
My perfect skis would be something with very good ice grip, reasonably stiffness and easy turning(knees, again)
So I am not sure, should I go back to Dynastar's for typical EastCost icy days and use Rossy for trees/spring/slush.
Or is it better to get something new and retire what i have.