I've been using a set of Head CarveX 180cm skis that were given to me by a buddy when I started skiing 2 years ago. They ride just fine, but I'm looking at replacing them at the end of the year. Despite being a little long for my height/weight (I'm 5'10, 180lbs) I actually found myself preferring the longer ski.
So here are my questions...
1) What ski would you recommend?? I ski entirely groomed runs, I am in Ontario so the mid winter is pretty much pure ice. I am not an aggressive skier, but I like a little speed and do venture into the blacks if my mood and conditions are right.
2) Should I stick with something in the 170-180 range or should I go shorter??
This being my first ski "purchase", I was a little lost when I went into the shop. The sales staff were pushy, just looking for a sale rather than helping me find the right ski for me. Somehow me looking for a moderately priced casual ski for groomers translated into me wanting an $800 pair of 105mm twins? I would much rather go in there with a bit of knowledge of specifically what I am looking for.