Hi all - I've been looking for a cheap carving ski on ebay, something for groomers when I'm with friends who are beginners, or when I'm out skiing with my 5-year-old daughter. I already have a good ski for variable conditions, the Nordica Patron (177 long 113 wide). I demo'd them last year, loved 'em, and found a good deal (ebay!).
I took the Patrons out yesterday to A-basin with one goal: to practice carving. I started to get knack of it and was pretty excited, but also had this strong feeling that wide skis like the Patrons weren't the best skis for learning carving or goofing around on groomers with beginners.
So I went to ebay and found lots of decent skis at bargain prices (this is gonna have to be a low-cost purchase this time around). I figured I'd get something in the 70-90mm waist but wondered just how short I should/could go. 155-170?
5' 11", 140lbs, Intermediate with the goal of being advanced after the next couple years.
I ski in CO and plan to ski 15-20 times this year.
P.S. It would be nice if these skis were useful on bumps too.