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slasher turning cruiser

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Here are the stats: 5'9", 155lbs, 48 yrs old.

My skis have always been short turn specialists but my body can't take the beating anymore (at least not for a full day of skiing). I'm looking for new skis that will allow me to keep skiing until the lifts close. Something like 25% short turns/50%medium turns/25%long turns. Skis will be strictly for East Coast hardpack and groomers. Edge hold on hardpack is a priority. I guess I'm looking for a ski with a bigger sweet spot than a slalom ski. Suggestions on specific models and lengths that I'm likely to find for a demo would be appreciated, or at least general waist/tip/tail/length ideas.  Think either slalom ski that's stable enough for higher speeds and longer turns, or a GS ski that can be turned quickly. Thanks in advance for the help

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For similar type skiing I use a Fischer Progressor 9+, which I've quite enjoyed. It's no longer in Fischer's line up, but they have similar skis. Mid-high teens radius, stable, not as demanding as a race ski, but with good grip.

 

I haven't used them, but I know other manufacturers make similar models (e.g. the Dynastar Speed Course series).

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