Originally Posted by canuckpatroller
Alright...I really do appreciate everyone's advice and suggestions! I never thought I'd be soooooo confused.
I hit another shop today that also sells Volkl. Evo.com has this Volkl on sale (even with shipping to Canada it's about $300 cheaper than I can get it here)
The guy at the store said the RTM 80,81, and 84 would be great skis.
As for trees, I have come to learn that my definition of trees is NOT the same as most people, so lets assume no trees. When I go to Sugarloaf, I will attempt part of Brackett Basin for maybe an hour. Otherwise, I don't do trees. I apologize for the confusion!
Lastly, I will be getting new bindings, it seems most new skis at the level I am looking at all come as a "system" so rest assured there.
One other thing, the two posts above mention 0.5/4, what does that mean?
Thank you again to everyone!
Being confused is a normal step in the process when you ask for help on this site because there is a lot of grey when you ask opinion (except for mine!)...
The volkl RTM 80, 81 and 84 are differents: they are not built thye same way. For example, the rtm 81 has sidewall while the 80 is cap...
I've owned the rtm 81 and it is a ski with terrific edge hold but I don't like the full rocker on them, I prefer skis with camber and if you're planning to ski mostly on pists, so should you... Also, I didn't like them so much in bumps, flex was nice but the way they are built made the edges to always want to bite...
I aready said it, you would have more fun with my speed cross...