I'm in my 3rd season skiing now and have been progressing nicely, but the last few days out, I've been wondering if I'm on the wrong skis. I'm some sort of intermediate - ski blues comfortably, still shying away from most blacks just because I wanna get smoother & more confident before I go much steeper (did Ore Bucket at Breck last year without too much fuss, but had a local with me), and generally keep it under 30 MPH. I turn a lot - as much as possible...much more than most folks I ski with.
I'd rented the first year, then decided to buy a pair of my own instead of renting for another season. A local shop was hosting a swap, so with the help of someone who worked there (and I've never seen since), I picked out a nice pair of Volkl AC30s and started my season. As I'd just come off the beginner rentals, I really had no idea what to expect. They're different, sure, but I'm starting to think now that I've bought the wrong ski - at least for now. Problem is I keep telling myself they're too stiff. Then as I spend a bit of time reading different opinions of them, I'm coming to understand that this is an advanced-expert ski that one really shouldn't try to 'grow into'.
They're also mostly a groomer tool so I understand, and I've started spending more time in the trees & off piste. I'm quite sure I could find a better ski for that.
Anybody else thinking I took a wrong turn with these? I'm thinking I should show up at a demo day soon and confirm my suspicions, but thought I'd give it an askin' first.
Thanks in advance!