I'm hoping board members have some suggestions on skis. Some background:
I'm a 43 old male skier, 5'5" and 192 lbs, with a history of shattered ACL's and Achilles, but still skiing.
I tend to ski at medium speed, from maybe 10am-3pm each ski day, for maybe 20-25 days a year, primarily in the Tahoe basin, at Northstar or Heavenly.
Generally stick to the groomed runs, mostly blues and the easier blacks, although if there is some fresh snow I might get a little adventuresome.
I'm the prototypical struggling upper intermediate, leery of deep powder and bumps, and after all that I've been through, I'm content with that.
A day of fast wide radius cruising is a happy day for me, and I'm looking for something that will pair well for that.
The last 9 years I've been on Atomic SX-7's in 170 length, which have the integrated Atomic bindings (I think 412's?) which have been functional, but are perhaps starting to either lose their springiness, or maybe I'm skiing better/faster. In any case they feel a touch chattery to me now, on the mostly cementy snow I get in my region.
In prior years I've liked Volkl Supersports (can't remember if they were 4 or 5 stars) as well as Atomic Beta 9 carves, when I tried friends ski's out. But I realize those are quite old models now.
I'm looking for some suggestions on skis that I can find on a budget, either here or on Craigslist/eBay.
Ideally a few models from recent years (I don't need brand new) that might be good ones to look into.
We have to get the kids fresh gear, so I am budget constrained, and looking to spend less than $150.
If only due to limited space in the car, I'm a one ski in the quiver guy. So I won't have the luxury of different lengths, widths etc.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions