I have just returned to skiing after over 20 years away. We skied a lot when I was a tween and teen but despite that I do not recall advancing beyond a very cautious experienced beginner-early intermediate, sticking to easy blues and regular greens...I don't like going fast and don't like very steep. I have skied 3 times this season, rented 2x and then bought a set of skies which seemed similar to the rental ones I liked, but I hate them, just can't turn well, and it feels like the skiis want me to put pressure on the back end, more than I like to, I seem to naturally put more pressure on the front, so when I try to turn my tips in the front aren't moving with me, they seem to be stuck in the snow. When I consciously put more weight on my heels they respond better, but I find it uncomfortable and hard to keep balance that way. Maybe because I learned to ski so long ago on old style long skiis? After the two sets of demos I used (both different brands) my knees were ok, but after skiing a few hours in my new skiis I could barely walk as my knees were virtually crippled. The demos are all more advanced than what I am looking at, so am having to buy without demoing, and I can live with buying a second set, but don't want to do more than that, so am hoping for some advise.
I am 130 lbs and 5'2" and skiing on West Coast groomed hills (Whistler). I doubt I will every ski off-piste.
I bought the Rosi Temptation 76 in a 146 length
The rentals I liked were the Rosi Avenger 74's in 146 (I guess this is not a retail ski, only a rental one? I tried to buy from the rental shop but they said they won't sell those??)
I am looking at the K2 Supersmooth which the reviews say are very easy to use.
Any recommendations from any of you ladies who have tried entry level skiis? Especially those of you coming back after a time away? I am wondering if long skiis or skiinier skis might be better, these Temptation 76s seem to have a very wide tip at the front, and the tip seems very close to me....
Thanks for your ideas and tips!!