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.
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.
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.
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...
Edited by bryceman - 10/28/13 at 11:46am