Originally Posted by shizle15
I am an expert skier who lived in aspen for several years and have heli-skied. Used to race GS and SL in high school. Now I live in east and I am getting back into skiing. Been out of it for a while. Now I am Teaching kids. Always have loved Volkl. I love a snappy tail and for sure a wood core skier. Never minded the weight of volkl on it off piste. In east, I will mostly be ripping groomers and occasionally some bumps and rare pow days.
I'd rather buy a used ski and not spend too much. Which volkl or if there are others should I get. Also size advice. BTW. I still have my old RS super 205 they were fast. My favorite ski in aspen was Volkl RS 195 not super the less still one. Any advice. I'm 5 11 and 180.
Are you teaching kids professionally? Or just your own kids? Or what?
My comment is as predictable as Ghost's, I suppose: Evaluate where you are NOW with the reality of your skiing situation before jumping to the conclusion that because you raced in high school 20 years ago you should still / again be on race gear. Maybe you should, maybe you shouldn't. How many days are you going to ski? Where? On what runs? With whom?
It's also worth noting that for a very long time if you were a strong skier race gear was the only thing worth being on, because everything else was a halfway measure. Ski design and construction have come a long way, baby, and it may be possible to have your cake and eat it too in a way that was impossible in 1993.