I am 60, 5'11", 190 pounds and have been skiing for 15 years; perhaps 20 times a year.
I am in upstate NY and like moderate groomers. I am capable of skiing double blacks, but prefer easier trails for the most part.
For the first 5 years I used some beginners ski I don't remember.
Then I bought a pair of Dynastar Speed Carves and stiff boots to go with them. Did great with them, but after 5 years I found that I had gotten too old and fat for them; they rewarded sloppy form with a fall, and it was getting too common.
I then bought Nordica SUV14. They are very comfortable and forgiving; but they won't hold an edge on a steep trail at all. I don't always want them to hold an edge, but it would be nice if they could when I wanted them to.
I am looking for something as comfortable and forgiving as the Nordica, but with the edge holding ability of the Dynastar. I understand that is asking alot, probably too much, but perhaps there has been something revolutionary in the last 5 years that I don't know about. Any ideas?