This year I have decided to add a pair of skis that would be primarily used on midwestern man-made smaller hills while "chasing" around my 5 and 7 year olds. While the girls are in ski school I would use those to work on my carving technique and have fun with some slalom type runs (hills are small - so I got to make some fun out of it). Man-made, often icy, groomed conditions most of the time.
After looking at some Elan Amphibios, I decided that they would be too much money for a ski that would be used on small hills and went with purchasing some race "cheater" slalom skis with 14.5m radius. What community says about this, are the "cheater" skis good enough to serve as a carver/teaching ski for smaller midwest hills?
Also, my DIN setting on my Spires is 8.5, bindings on these are Fusion EL 10, any reason that could be too little of the binding (I do not think so, but would like to hear opinions from Epic community)?