After a 15 year hiatus I've started skiing again. Looking to upgrade my current 18 year old skis and boots. I can't remember what my skis even are although I remember they are long & thin. Bought them in the early 90's before the shaped skis came out, I think they are 205's. My boots are rear-entry Salomon SX-91 from 1988. I got them in high school.
Started to get my kids into skiing the past year or so. They want to ski more so I figured it's probably time to upgrade my equipment.
All of my skiing is/will be done on piste in New England.
Would consider myself an intermediate/advanced skier. Have been skiing for 30 years. Never had any problem skiing any of the ski resorts in New England. Also skied in Europe several times on/off piste with no troubles.
I enjoy going fast, mostly short turns in the fall line.
I guess I'm looking for an all-around ski and boot. Since I'll be skiing with my kids mostly, and they are beginners, I'll be on the easy slopes for most of my skiing. Occasionally when they are in lessons, I'll jump to the expert trails and get a couple of runs in.
For the next couple of years, I figure we'll average 10-12 days of skiing. Tough to squeeze it in between all the other sports.
Also need to know what length ski I would need. I just remember longer was better/faster years ago. Seems with the new skis, shorter is better?. I'm 5'11", 180 lbs.
There is a used sports equipment store where I got the kids some beginner skis. They have a couple of pairs of brand new skis also. Not sure if they would be appropriate for me.
Elan Waveflex 8 w/bindings $480.00
K2 Impact w/bindings $380.00
Elan Mag 72 no bindings, $370.00
Thanks for the help.