I am new to these forums, but looking for reviews on the Internet I found quite a few results pointing to this website, so I figured maybe I could get some recommendations.
I actually have been procrastinating all week long, but tomorrow morning (14-15 hours from now) would be my last opportunity to buy a pair of skis at discount prices (since it's summer, and when winter season starts, prices will go back up like crazy).
I currently have the Atomic Race SL and the Atomic Nomad Blackeye. I bought the Nomad looking for an all mountain ski, since the Race SL don't seem like the best choice to go off piste, but I am not too happy with them, so I am thinking about getting just one pair of skis. I have never changed skis in the middle of the day, and where I ski depends on the snow and who I ski with.
If there's enough snow I prefer to go off piste, but I also enjoy some carving on the marked slopes. I probably should mention that I ski in Europe (Austria and France).
As for the level, I think I am a pretty good skier. I am a bit aggressive, I enjoy going off piste, but haven't (yet) done heavy off piste stuff (like going down on an entire face of a mountain where there are no marked slopes).
Now this shop has some Kastle's (82, 83, 88 and 98), all at 600 euros (including bindings), which seems a pretty good price.
There's another shop that has a Nordica Fire Arrow at 300 euros, but I don't remember the exact model.
From what I read so far, I lean towards the 88, but I would like a 2nd (and 3rd, and 4th) opinion.