Just recently joined this forum as I've started looking for some information on skis before I buy a new pair.
I come from a sunny country with almost no snow (Portugal), and in the past only skied on vacation with friends. So basically for fun and laughs. Over two years ago I moved to Switzerland, so skiing become the main activity during winter weekends.
I've rented skis for the past two seasons, and now I believe it's the time to buy my own. Following the 5-question guideline on this section:
- I ski the Alps (French and Swiss mainly).
- Mainly on groomed tracks with the occasional off-track just for fun.I would say 80-90% of the time is groomed runs.
- Around 20-30 days per season
- Intermediate skier, looking to progress technique to more advanced levels
- 5'8, 165 lbs
Initially I was looking into the Head Rev 75's but after a few talks with friends I started looking into the Atomic Nomad Ti series namely the Blackeye Ti and the Smoke Ti models. Read some good reviews about them, and I definitely prefer the look of the Atomic's so I am more leaning toward those (on top of that I can get very good deals on Atomic).
So, between the Nomad Blackeye Ti and the Nomad Smoke Ti, which ones would you guys recommend? Went to some local shops, but they always tend to favor some brands/models they selected to carry for the season, so I'm not sure what is honest info or what is sales talk.
Any help is greatly appreciated!