Pretty much into my second season of skiing.....started a bit later in life as I live on the prairies in Canada but now I am traveling all over the place with my career. I am 5'8 about 215lbs of stocky athletic build. I currently bought 169cm K2 Recoils for this season for groomers and icey prairie hills.
I am headed out twice to montana this month Big Sky and Whitefish, with Fernie also the month after.
obviously the recoils probably wont handle well in powder (maybe they will for all I know) but I would like to be a bit more adventurous with my friends who ride tree lines etc in the deeper snow.
So my question is what would be best for me based on my height/weight/ability. I am not looking to charge hard but I am more of a relaxed, have fun/mellow rider.
I have been researching and I was able to find these deals:
K2 Obsethed 2012 169cm w/o binding $295
2010 K2 Hellbent Powder Skis 169cm NEW w/Salomon Z12 Ti Bindings $529
2012 Volkl Chop Stick w/o bindings - 175cm - $349
Dynastar 6th Sense Huge 175cm Mens Skis w/ PX Racing 14 - $399
I also have a new set of marker bindings sitting in my closet but they are marker squires.
any advice for this noob would be awsome. Thanks in advance.
IGnore the Line vs K2 Heading....They were the two brands I was originally looking at.
Edited by Ziggy6 - 1/9/13 at 3:54pm