Originally Posted by Denny1969
Spend the money on a new set of skis. You will find how versatile the newer shapes are. By today's standards, you may want to look at skis that are in the 85 to 90 mm in the waist. You will find how well that they hold an edge on the groomed surfaces and how well they ski when the conditions get mixed.
Here are some skis to look at:
K2 AMP Aftershock (flat)
Line Prophet 90
I'm sure others can suggest other skis.
Thanks Dennis.I am just getting back into this after a 3 year hiatus. My previous skis were a 177mm Rossignol Bandit X from 2003, which performed nicely for me, but are no longer usable due to some chemical damage (freak accident...don't ask).
I am 5'10", 175lbs, Lower New England skier mostly (CT, MA, occasionally lower VT). Conservatively, I'd rate myself a solid advanced-intermediate. I stay on groomers at least 95% of the time, and I try to avoid moguls whenever I can (I just don't know how to ski them). I don't do park skiing or any air tricks of any kind. Occasionally, I'll get air going over a bump, that's about it.
I'm looking for something that will not only excel doing carving runs on the groomers, but be able to rip nicely through crud and uneven terrain.
I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable with any ski over 85mm waist.
I was also looking at these:
Head Rev Pro 80 or 85
Line Prophet 85 or Flite 85
Blizzard Magnum 8.0