Hi all, I will be gearing up during this summer for the '14 15 season after 35 years ( yes i said 35 yrs) off a mt. However i used to ski the big N.E. mts and used to race fis slalom and gs, although i ran a dh at cannon once no points. Used to ski on rossi strato 207's for slalom and rossi allais major 210 for gs but last time used rossi 195 straight skis purely recreational and they wer fine. I am 60, 5'9" 140 lbs and consider myself to be or at least was an expert/racer. Actually used to ski with Bode's uncles at cannon. I'm thinking about a pair of rossi 76 basalt but cant find anything over 162. Id rather at least have a 170 or 176 but any thoughts on this. Stay in the 162 or go for longer want traditional camber and not too much rocker. Now in Pa so wont be screaming down big hills but might want to run a cple of nastar races , nice easy open gs gates. Also going for the rossi sas pro free style boots as they have a last that i can deal with and will be stiff enough, always used lange comps but i think this sas boot is made by lange anyways. What do ya think thanks for your input
coming back to alpine skiing [in PA]
I use to race and just recently came back, there are a lot of good people on here that will give you some excellent input. All depends on what you want too do, if your getting back into Racing then look for a racing ski(s) I just picked up a pair of Slaloms from one of the guys on here new a Rossi SL Slant Nose FIS at a 165cm, never thought I would ski some thing that small, but it was like a crazy squirrels on a razor blade, once I got control of the ski, it was a match made in heaven for the shorter runs in the midwest. From what it sounds like you want a Beer League racer that you can use to race on and use as an all mountain and there are plenty of manufactures making those. The Rossignol Avenger 82Ti would be a better ski then the 76, just my opinion. I ski the Experience 88 and love them. Dynastar Course Ti, is another one, Blizzard GS is another there are a ton too choose from now.
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U just gave me the answer i also looked at the 82ti, just thought it might be too stiff with the dimensions it has, but i think i could handle it. And yeah mostly just all mt groomers moguls etc not getting back into racing just thought it would be fun to "re-live" we'll see. Nastar gs would be fine but I'm old enough and experienced enough to know I shouldn't be going full tilt in an fis gs, and don't have much interest in sl either. "crazy squirrel on a razor" i like that lol
unionjack3902: I just purchased a pair of Full tilt SL Skis and GS skis from another member on here, who is exceptionally knowledgeable as are a lot of people on here. I have a pair of beer league racers and a pair of all mountain skis and now the Rossignols SL which I really like especially for around here where the hills are short! I measure how many turns I can get in before I hit the bottom. LOL Ironically I don't need the Dynastar Speed Course WC so I will most likely be selling them, as I thought the same as you, not doing anymore Master racing as I haven't for some time and not sure if I will be able to re-live, as my knee isn't working as well as I would like it! I will be sticking to a good all Mountain Ski and using the Rossi SL to carve up some courses from time to time.