Nice forum and i am hoping that you all can help point me in the right direction.
I am mid 40's 5''7" 195 lbs
Haven't put skis on in 18 years till this season when my daughter became interested.
I have a few seasons under my belt in the past...distant past but this 1st season back I was able to cruise with confidence on green hills here in the north east on 150s rented without much bruising. I did find that i have adopted a lazier style. i don't push it like I used to when I was 20 up on mount snow and I dont think i want to. I find myself looking for speed once I get my confidence back mid dayish...or when chasing my 6 yo down the hill, that is when I think I want to buy a ski setup. I also hope to move my girl and her younger sister 2 1/2 to skiing a few bigger mountains like Snow in the near future...and I want to keep up...my girls have taken a real liking to this sport and through my lessons and lessons by the staff where we ski the 6 yo has progressed very well. yes the 2 yo has a kiddie ski too.
In short i think i need a beginner ski that I can take to the intermediate level in a yr or so. I won't be skiing powder out west and i think my days of a true all mountain skier are long past i would like to revisit some challenges on the mountain as I am sure my girls will. I believe the new style skies that i used, and i tried 145 150 156 160 are the range I am comfy with...150s were my go to.
I have narrowed my search to 3 ski models and will be searching boots for my 26.5 triple E foot. I have always had trouble with speed control when younger. I hope for a ski that is forgiving and like the idea of no grab tips as i do get lax sometimes. I like the more effortless turning boasted by alot of ski makers nowadays and I am confused as to really what width waist will be appropriate for me. I lean toward the Rossignol or the k2 then the volkl. I have rode none of these and hope to buy now as prices are low. I consider myself a brand new skier!
any advice is much appreciated. If I am way off the mark please don't hesitate to expound.
Volkl RTM 73