After some grief and a couple of injuries, I've decided to get out of the rental racket and into some serious skis. Last season I wound up on a pair of Volkl Aurora Attivas in a 156cm w/ a 128-85-112 sidecut (nothing my size in men's) and could rip through almost anything - groomed, ungroomed, crud and some awful stuff. I've never performed better or had a more enjoyable experience in my 12 years of skiing. Just unstoppable! (and I've had my share of stops-) I know the difference between the men's and women's skis, so I'm wondering what an equivalent men's ski might be, from Volkl or otherwise.
I primarily ski hard and very fast through groomed and ungroomed blues (50%), tackle some single diamonds (25%) and some powder - trees and otherwise (25%) in all kinds of conditions. I'm an advanced intermediate skier according to most of the info I can find and am very agressive.
Places like Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, Durango and Wolf Creek are my haunts and I go from 6 - 12 days a year when I can find the time, whatever the weather.
Build is 5'7", 165lbs and athletic.
Any suggestions for skis, boots and bindings? 160cm seems to be the outer edge of length for me. I will be buying used so is there anything from which I should stay away?
Thanks much. I look forward to joining the fray -