Hey guys and gals, Im new to the forum here, been reading for the last 3 weeks. I have been out of the ski sport for a the last 4 years or so. Seems like a lot has changed. I did manage to get one day in abasin summer 2013. That was neat skiing June 1st, it even snowed in the morning.
So Im back in the north east again, im 6' and 205-210 and I am 26. I would say a advanced skier. I like to ski fast and carve. I skied P50s a few years ago and public enemy's. I will be skiing Blue Mtn and my family has a place near Whiteface up in NY. I will be getting out to UT and CO this winter or where ever the snow is. I work in the transportation industry and I am able to travel on my days off. I have skied out west 5 times or so and been to Davos and St. Moritz before. I am building my fleet of skis up, I already did grab 2 pairs for this winter. Just wanted to see what you guys could suggest or offer here.
I want something that will be good for the east coast nice and variable conditions we have here often, but I want a pair that will work out west in the POW if I can find it this year. I have only skied 2 days of east coast pow ever so really looking forward to getting out west. I don't mind having 3 pairs of skis as long as I can afford it.
I already did some shoping, my local shop in Delaware had their fall sale. I picked up a pair of brand new 2014 180cm Blizzard Brahmas and marker griffons for a great deal. Im thinking these will suit my needs for ice and speed here in the east or the west.
At the used sale I grabbed a pair of Surface Green Life 182cm which I don't know much about the price was right the skis were never skied on, the bindings were used Jesters. This was a impulse buy didn't know much about them, but the price was right and I went with them after a few techs said it was a good deal. I think they are the 2013 model but I cant find much about them online.
I think I will be more than happy with the brahmas but will I be happy with the Green Life? Looking to drag one ski to west with me this winter should it be those or should it be something else? I had my eyes on the Soul 7 in 180 or 188cm or Super 7 but they are a little salty. Should I sell the Surface skis and move up to something like that? I just want something that will allow me to ski pow out west and aid me in learning how to ski pow, if I can find it this year.
After having twin tips like the PEs I might want a park ski but I am be running out of cash before I can get a pair lol. I am not much one for rails, I like jumps but I feel like a noob in the park. So not sure how much I should be in there.
Thanks for all the help! I am really looking forward to ski season!