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Input in buying replacement skis

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Looking to replace my current set of skis that I have had for several years.  They are ~2003 Volkl Verito Motion 177cm with 108-70-96 dimensions and a 19.2 radius.  I am a 6' 155lb aggressive skiier that likes to do everything -- trees, groomers, powder.  Consider myself to be an Advanced skiier for the most part .. but can get myself into trouble on some of the narrower bowls.

 

The problem is .. I live in Texas with limited access to ski shops and only get a couple long weekend trips a year of about 3-6 ski days each time.  Mostly go to CO / UT / WY for skiing, but used to ski out east a lot before hand.  Looking to get something new for this coming season, but didnt want to pay for rentals if I could find something good beforehand.  I realize that coming from my current skis, almost every ski will be an advancement.

 

Have been looking at buying a set of recent demos as a replacement but am not quite sure what to get yet.  The current 'issues' with my skis are:  The turning radius is really long.  Have found that when I get caught in the moguls, that its a serious workout to get through them.  Staying in the pow and groomers, they work great.  

 

Option 1:

Blizzard Magnum 8.7 Ti 174cm.  These are rated really well and sound like they are a great option for a 'single ski' person.  Are from a private party and can get a great deal on them.  Not used much at all.  I am concerned these are too short for me coming from a 177cm, but the larger option is a 181cm which seems too big.

 

Option 2:

Volkl RTM 84 176cm.  From what ive heard, these are great and would be a logical transition from my current Volkls.  They should be a quick ski even with so much of a rocker.  Even though these are a hair shorter, they should turn quicker and have more pop than my current skis.  Alternative is the RTM 80 which has less sidecut too.

 

Option 3:

Rossignol Experience 88 178cm.  Everything out there says these are the best all around ski you can buy.  Compared to the RTM's, they have less rocker and are more of a all around ski from what I gathered.  Similar option to these is the Rossi S86 if I could find a set that wasnt dead...

 

Thoughts?


Edited by bryceman - 10/28/13 at 11:46am
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Well ..  I found a great deal on a set of AC50's that dont look like they have been used all that much.  I think the Rosi 88's would have been a better all-arounder, but moving up from the Volkl Verigo Motions, I think this is a solid upgrade.

 

Thoughts?

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