Hey all Ive recently been re-bitten by the ski bug and have decided its time to buy a set of my own rather then rent. Basically lookin to get into a good all mountain ski that will work good on groomers but has the ability to move into bumps at some point. I ski'd a fair amount about 10 years ago and was comfortable on blue/black slopes, hadnt got ballsy enough to try blacks yet. Im sure ive lost some of that but I dont think itll take much to get back there. I live in the midwest but take vacations to ski in colorado.
I just demo'd a couple different skis this weekend on the little IN hills. I tried the Elan amphibio waveflex 12's and a pair of Salomon bbr 7.9's, both in the 170ish length. I liked both for different reasons, I liked how crisp the Elans were and they were fast. The Salomons were super smooth and easy to ride. I wanted to try some Head x-shape mtx or stx's but they didnt have any available. Im 6ft, 200 lbs, intermediate/advanced skier, speed doesnt scare me but I dont blast down every slope either. I was comfortable on both of the sets I tried and just wondering what suggestions were out there for something a little more friendly to the pocket book.
Any input is greatly appreciated! Skis, boots, bindings, you name it All I know is what Ive read on the internet lol.