Originally Posted by jaobrien6
Today's on-piste oriented skis have quite a bit more sidecut and are much, much carvier than your old x-screams. Is that bad? Not necessarily, it depends on how you like to ski. Honestly the right answer (IMO) is to tell you that skis today are so much different than your old x screams that you need to spend a day and demo a couple of skis to understand how today's skis feel and respond. We could recommend skis, but none of them are going to be "almost the same" as your old skis because skis have changed. You need to check them out and see what you like.
Thanks! Actually, I'm starting to think so too! As for "much carvier... yes, that's not very good, since I usually switch technics from carving to classic, depending on the slope ;)
Originally Posted by mike_m
Enduros are much beefier than the X Screams. How much do you weigh? Where in the country do you usually ski? Do you spend much time in bumps? Crud? If you ski mostly groomers, do you want to muscle a ski or do you like a nimble/playful ski? These will be important factors in determining the right ski to suggest. Once you get some recommendations, you really need to demo them, either at the mountain by paying for a demo package (check if the shop has a number of the skis you're considering) or at an early-season demo day.
I weigh 75 kg. I had been skiing mostly in Sheregesh, Russia, till last winter. But next two seasons I'll spend on East Coast of U.S. and will be skiing mostly in New Hampshire. In Sheregesh, I skied mostly (but not only) well-done tracks (but not those just after Pisten Bully made them even). On those tracks I preferred soft skis and, I think, more playful... not a brutal carving ones. I liked my Movement Spark skis both on even tracks and on "mogul ones". But, unfortunately, I don't know what tracks are there in New Hampshire...
And yes, I'm definitely going to test all the skis you recommend (if you do). For instance, I don't exactly know what is the difference between muscle skis and playful. so I think I have to try both :)
Thank you, guys, for your patience with all this stuff :)