I am somewhat new here to this forum. I have been reading various reviews and threads on width etc and trying to find the right new pair of skis for me. So, I started to demo some skis this season to figure out what I liked.
Female age 46/147 lbs..5ft 8.. been skiing since I was 5 but did the work/kid thing break for 10 years and now have been back on the slopes for the last few years. I ski much more aggressively than I ever would have thought at my age, but I am having a blast. I ski about 30ish days a season and (smile) at least 12 without my young kids. I am skiing on the East coast on Black groomers advanced/exp with the occasional tree escape so I'd call me an 80/20 on piste.
So, I have been steered by the men I ski with more towards Volkls and have started there. I have demo'ed the
Volkl Kenjas-interesting, nice but…I wonder if a tad wide
Volkl Alluras -nice stable/reliable not very interesting
and last week the Volkl RTM 81s 171s
I have to say so far I liked the RTMs ..
I walked out of the shop and carried them to the slope and said to myself.. wow, these are heavier I wonder if too much for me. However, once on the slopes I did not notice the heaviness of the ski. However, I had this feeling when I was on top of the ski where I felt a momentum gaining arc of a good carve in a different way, it was fun. I apologize I don't know the terminology or can't put it into a better description. Is it reverse camber or the slightly rocker tail that gives it that pop at the end of the carve/turn? Regardless, I wonder if there is another ladies' ski that might have similar technology? I couldn't find it amongst Volkl but maybe another brand? I had hoped to try the Blizzard Viva 8.0 but the shop did not have them.
Any thoughts of others that might be recommended for me to try?
Thanks in advance.