Great forum, been learning a lot here. Looking for some advice on buying a new pair of skis. Here's what we're looking at:
Just getting back into skiing after a layoff of 30+ years. Last pair of skis were 203cm Elans, Pink and purple I think. All the rage in the80s. Just awful.
I'm an athletic but heavy guy: 6'1" and 265. Ski primarily east coast but likely making some trips out west on occasion. I'm ski blues with confidence and blacks once in a while. I'm skiing with my kids now, so not looking to rip it up as much as cruise groomers and have fun with them.
Been doing a lot of research on what might be best but I'm admittedly a bit confused. I want to get skis that are soft enough to turn easily at "mellower" speeds, but something that's stiff enough and has enough torsional rigidity to handle my weight ( if that exists).
My "research" has allowed me to come up with a few prospects, but I sure would appreciate any opinions from the learned folks on this forum. Here are a few I am considering:
Any thoughts on these are greatly appreciated. Also, if there are others I should consider, I would sure like to hear about those as well