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Off season deals [Midwest, 8 years off snow, instructor]

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I've been off my boards for 8 years. I want to make a comeback. However, I'm now 225lbs. I still have an aggressive style. I bought some great Technica HVL10.2 boots late season and have a great opportunity to buy any Vokle (2013/2014 model year) board for the big cheap. I ski in the ice and boiler plate of the Midwest. I've always loved my Nordica 7.1's because they have a huge underr boot camber but now have found that I have a hard time with initiating turns. Is there a Volkle ski, from last season, that will help with that? I'm not conversent with new ski technology. I'm still a pretty good skiier. I recertified PSIA level 3 this past season but don't have a clue as to which ski I should buy. I obviously can't demo them at this point, but any last season Vokle model will be dirt cheap for me. Any suggestions?
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Midwest, I would think the Volkl RTM81 might be a good choice or something a little more all-mountain, the Volkl Kendo. I have been on the Kendo for 3 years and love its edge hold. I'm 5'11" 195 lbs and ski the kendo in 177cm. You might want to step up to a 184 if your over 6ft?

I got the Kendo after seeing the Ski School director on them back in late 2010. He and I kind of had the same feeling about skis and boots over the years.
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Max Cap has given you solid choices
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Yup.
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