Apologies up front that I haven't scoured every thread in the gear discussion forum for information--although I continue to look after posting this.
What I want: New ski purchase advice
Stats (me): 6'1", 200lbs, athletic, late 40's
How long skiing: Contantly at age 18, then nothing, now 10-20 times per year from 2006 until now.
What/Where I ski: Currently Pac NW, Mount Bachelor
What I prefer: Groomed, some off-piste, desire to do better in crud, wet NW powder and moguls (so maybe i'm 70% on and 30% off)
Type of Runs: Harder Blue, 1 Black Diamond. (if you ski Bachelor I like the runs off of Northwest lift)
Ski days per season: Approximately 18-22.
I've been using a pair of Salmon Lords for about 4-5 years now. I bought them at a low low price new and have loved them, mostly, ever since. I've realized lately that part of what my perceived issues with these skis might be has perhaps not only to do with muscle control and technique but with the skis themselves.
First, they are--I now realize--too short for me at 169. The bindings are set further back on the skis--not sure why and I never noticed til this season!
I am looking to replace them with a pair of skiis similar or better than these. I have a very broad idea of what waist, turning radius, flex, tip, camber/rocker I'd like but nothing too studied.
I have found I like the twin tips or partial twin tips. I think mid-fat is fat enough
Any recommendations would be helpful!
I have either looked at or had these skis recommended: Salmon: Lords, Sentinel; ON3P: Tychoon, Jeronimo; Nordica: Ace of Spades; Rossi: S3; Dynastar: 85; Scott: Mission 2012; Vokl: Gotama, Mantra. These are the ones which come to mind now.
I'd like to narrow down to five and then DEMO :) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.