Hi, I am45 and am 5'4" and weigh around 155lbs. I have been skiing for many years but gave it a long break and am back with a vengeance. I ski northeast mainly Poconos, Stratton and Okemo. I am very comfortable on blues and comfortable on almost all blacks and double diamonds as defined by Camelback and Stratton. I like going straight down the fall line but also like wide carving when the slopes are quiet. I am nenergetic most of the time but dont want a ski I have to ski hard in order to get the best out of. I ski almost all on groomed or NE crud. Do not do park and almost no glades.
The last two winters I skiied a Rossignol Avenger 76 Carbon at 154cm and had a lot of fun and it really helped me grow into an early late medium - early advanced possibly even early advanced on a good snow day. It might be that it is still the best ski for me.
I am wondering though if I am getting the most out of my ski and whether I should be upgrading both in skiis and size.
I Do not want to get something that is too much ski for me. I enjoy skiing and am energetic when I ski but I am not the most powerful or physically fit as I should be and a lot of time is spent skiiing slowly with the kids although they are getting faster and faster..
Options I look at were the
Blizzard MAgnum 7.6 at 163cm (? too long)
Blizzard Magnum 7.6 at 154cm (? just a lateral move with no improvement on my Rossignol)
Blizzard Magnum 8.0 Ca or Ti at 158 cm (?Ti just a little too much ski for me?)
Rossignol Experience 83 at 160 (Open or TPX?)
Rossigno Experience 88 at 160 (open or TPX?)
looked only at those two brands but am open to other ideas - Thanks