so first, hello everyone in this community!
The skiing season is near - so it's time to think about equipment. I'm setting up a list of skis I definitly want to demo this year. So far I'm on Fischer Motive 76 175cm Skis which i bought two years ago after a long break from skiing. They are good skis - would definitly recommend them. I really came back to skiing fast with them, easy turning and everything. But end of last season I came to that point where I demanded more from them than they could give me. I'm no a expert skier, maybe like an ambitioned advanced. I don't go too fast (max. 50mp/h) but I ski quite aggressivly. And I am tall (196cm) and quite heavy (about 100kg fully equipped). Also i work out four times a week which gives me a lot of strenght to compensate a lack of skill ;).
So back to topic. I need a new Allmountain Ski which will take me about 75% on european groomers (Austria) and 25% offpiste. I'm not talking about freeskiing in 1m of powder - I would definetly die doing that. The Skis I'm taking in consideration so far are:
- Salomon Enduro XT800 in 182cm
- Rossignol Experience 83 in 184cm
What I want from my next ski:
- good edge-hold
- bit of support when it comes to floating on some fresh snow
- easy turning
So I talked to a friend of mine who's an really expert skier. He got himself the Kästle MX83 and really loves them. So I asked him if he would recommend them to me as a new ski and he was like "the only way that thing will take you is straigth down the hill" meaning I just couldn't controll the ski in any way because of the mentioned lack of experience in skiing. So why do I want a Kästle? I want my next ski to take me through at least the next 3-4 seasons and keep up with me. And I am quite convinced about the quality their skis have. And I am fed up with other manufacturers ski-design. I just love the plain look Kästle's have. And I don't really care about the price tag. First I will definitly buy a good condition rental ski, second it's my hobby. Hobbies cost a lot of money for no reason, it's just like that when you ask me.
So what's your opinion? Which Kästle should I try? Which length? A FX83 in 184? A MX83 in 183 (that might kill me ;) ) ?
Edit: Here's a mid-season last year video of me skiing down a standard slope in my standard manner. Nothing special, just skiing. May give you an idea of my level of skiing.
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Edited by Dubio - 9/2/13 at 4:36am