I've been working hard on improving my skiing and feel it's time to switch out of my skis into something different and interesting that may help take me to the next level.
I ski primarily in Eastern Canada (Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Mount Tremblant, White Face). Typical conditions: groomed powder on a good day, hard pack and ice.
Based on the EpicSki levels as described in another thread I'm a solid level 7:
I'm 5'10 and weigh 195 pounds.
I have a line on some 2012 Elan Waveflex SLX 165cm slalom skis. I'm thinking of picking them up.
I currently ski on Volkl S2's: http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/volkl-unlimited-s2-2006
I can carve the Volkl's hard and progressively from tip to tail in most conditions. I get great float in the transition and they're fun - but I don't know what I don't know.
Dimensionally they're not hugely different from each other: Volkl's I have are 112/68/99mm, 163cm and turning radius of 14.4 whereas the Elan's: 116/66/104mm, 165 cm and 12.9 radius. Of course I expect the stiffness to be on a whole other level.
Would love to get your feedback on whether this is a move in the right direction.
My boots are Head S12's (link below). They seem to fit perfectly. Firm, snug fit: http://www.bootic.com/head/sporting-goods/winter-sports/skiing/ski-boots/downhill-ski-boots/head-s12-heatfit-iii
Looking forward to your input!