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Suggestions for picking a second set of skis

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Allright here goes I think buying a second set of skis might be harder than buying my first. I am 170lbs and 5'10". I picked up my first pair of skis back in 2009 the Volkl AC-20s (173cm I think just dropped them off to get tuned or else I'd check)  that have been great. I bought them for intermediate skiing but I am thinking it may be time to look into a more advanced level of skis. I mostly ski in vermont. The AC-20s are great but I have noticed they do not handle mogul runs well. After a late season day at Stowe last year I promised myself I was going to learn to ski moguls better this year. I'd also like to start messing around in the park and glades.

 

I figure I might try a demo day this year and get an idea of what feels good for me but can anyone offer some suggestions as to what brands, types, etc I could look out for. I'd like to try and gather some more knowledge so I can keep an eye out for end of season deals. Thanks.

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Try a Rossignol Experience 88. Very fast edge to edge, can carve with the best of them, and can even handle pow and crud. It's a great choice for an East Coast ski. I ski in the west and I like it a lot as well, though on deep days, I pick up use something fatter.

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I was actually looking at the Rossignol site yesterday before posting this thread. I'll keep an eye out and hopefully demo a pair this season.

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If you're considering something in the 85-95mm range, there are many very good options:  Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti, Blizzard Bushwacker, Elan Apex, Nordica Steadfast, Line Prophet 90, Salomon Rocker2 90 in addition to the Rossi.  There are also others.  My daily driver is the Nordica Steadfast, lightweight, quick, very responsive, great edge hold.

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