I am 5'7" 155 lbs 50 years old , But Pretty athletic and don't want to believe I'm not 28 Years old ,
SOOO Started skiing 8 years ago probably skied 200 times, Didn't take enough lessons , So .... I can make it down Upper international At crystal , Its double black , But make it down with wiping out is about it , Blue runs are easy , Smaller bumps usually more constant medium speed , Black runs with out bumps I can do much Slower than the teenagers , Volkwagon sized jumps are Ok for me ,Mostly want something for The wet powder here in the Pacific northwest
The 2012 K2 Pontoon 179 cm w binding 300$ , 2012 S7 WBinding 420 $ ,2011 Dynastar LPR 115 w Bind $370 , 2013 Soloman roocker2 122 115 waste $500,,,
I have MX 88s and Atomic Blackeye smoke Ti . The atomics have a speed limit , But are better on hardpack , Then the MXs are pretty easy in soft , But Nothing I have will stay afloat in any powder , I think I need something intermediate , The atomics are just too easy to reach the speed limit on , is that enough info ?
Wait a second, you mean Alpental, right?
I would not suggest getting the S7s if they're 168cm. That's way too short. And be wary of demo "deals" while those prices may be decent (they're not that great), you have to remember that they've been used by people who don't have any reason to care about their condition. As for the model, S7s are great in powder (I don't particularly like them out of it, but if this is your powder ski it's a good choice).
don't know what 5 point ski is , I will search the term , My last lessons last year were about using the tips and forward pressure ,Which I know about , But the instructor showed me something about pivot with the tips down , But not a hop turn , My atomic smoke ti turns with the tip pressure . And doesn't turn well any other way . But the MX88 turns if I am in the back seat and much better in soft groomed , Where as the Atomic have edge grip on hard pack Like no other ski ,,I can feel the power on them things in hard pack .I feel little on the MX88 in hardpack , They do not grip like the Atomic , Between the two , I feel I have everything I need in a front side , NOW ,, At Crystal on a deep powder day , Like back past snorting elk in the numbered gates , Niether of those skis are any fun for me , Once the Pacific northwest heavy powder is over my boots , I tried leaning back etc , But the tips get under that SH! I'm done , or one ski goes under and the other doesn't . FLAP ! ,Be right back I will tell where the powder was fun on B4 rossi ,
5-point means the skis have 5 points of measure.
1) Point of the tip
2) Widest point of the tip
3) Waist width
4) Widest point of the tail
5) Point of the tail
In practice, it means the tip and tail are less prone to catching and allows the ski to have a tighter radius from the middle 3 points of measure.