Greetings all. First post as a new member!!
I'm looking for some advice on purchasing skis. I've been skiing for over 50+ years but lost track of the technology a loooonnnggg time ago. I'm an East Coast-er but always spend a week with my grown kids in Utah/Colorado/Whistler. Haven't owned skis since the 80s but instead rent "performance" skis on the slopes or at a local shop. Its time to take the plunge but I'm abit confused by the technology and all of the numbers that go with it. I could use some advice on THE TYPE of skis for my abilities. Rocker? Rocker/camber? Ski length? Tip/tail/waist? Etc. The brand and model will come abit later.
Based on some reading I've done, it seems like a rocker/camber, all-mountain ski would be best for me based on my experience and skiing preferences. Perhaps 165/170cm. But I am unfamiliar with the waist measurement and how different widths would help me carve out some turns...and how that changes best overall length.
My vitals are below and I'm very interested in hearing the advice from experts out there. Of course if a specific brand/model come to mind (a friend suggested Head Rev 90s), I take that advice as well. Thanks in advance!!!!
Height/weight: 5'8" / 165lbs
General health: Excellent and athletic. Former triathlete. I still swim, bike, and run...just not competitively. But sore knees from 30 years of running means I have to avoid conditions that might put alot of pressure on the front of my knees (moguls, fast skiing with hard turns, etc)
Experience: I consider myself an Advanced skiier. But I have lived on the east coast forever and never really learned how to ski in powder above ankles/shins. I have trouble floating and keeping tips up. Forget the waist high stuff!
Type of skiing: I don't ski fast and my bad knees will not allow me to ski moguls. I prefer groomers (black). I will ski bowls but not aggressively. Lots of stops and starts in bowls because I have trouble floating on fresh snow, executing smooth turns, and feeling like I'm staying "in control". I never ski in the trees. I prefer wide carving vs sharp/quick turns that might put pressure on my knees.