Hey everyone, Been reading and learning a lot for a while now. Thanks for all the great info in older posts.
Anyway, I started skiing a few seasons ago after playing hockey my entire life and was immediately hooked. I bought my first pair of boots last year at the advice of everyone here, and I think I'm ready to buy my first pair of skis (or at least get serious about looking).
I'm 26 y/o, 6ft tall and weigh 240, trying to get down to 220. Live in Kansas City and frequent the man-made hill in town, but primarily ski in Colorado. I got 10 days last year, and bought an Epic Pass for this year so that number should go up. I'd say I spend 60% of my time on piste, but love getting into the trees and bumps as well. I'd say my skiing ability is a high 6, into a 7.
Because I don't live in an area that I get to chase storms, I'm pretty much stuck with whatever conditions exist when I arrive. That means a one-ski quiver for me. I was thinking something in the 85-90mm underfoot range. Cost isn't too big of a concern, but I'm not trying to break the bank either. The short list of ski's that I have been eyeing are...
Rossignol Experience 88
Line Prophet 85 or 90
Thoughts/opinions/Anything else to consider?