First of all, I'm pretty new to skiing, about 10 times or so. I've rented a few times before buying my own set. As far as I can tell, I didn't notice much difference. I know about terminology like camber, rocker, and everything in between. What I don't understand is the different tiers of ski hires. Can anyone enlighten me as to how these tiers are supposedly different?
I'm an intermediate skiier (comfortable down east coast Canadian blacks and easy double blacks, as well as west coast difficult blues and easy blacks), but not good enough to be able to feel the difference in my skis. I'll be skiing in another week or so, and one thing I'd like to try is different ski shapes, particularly rockers and fat skis. The ski shop I'll be renting from isn't charging much more for higher level skis ($20 for standard, $25 for performance, $30 for demo/exec) so I wouldn't mind paying for more if it actually means something.