I recently caught the ski bug this past season after a 10 year plus layoff and need help choosing some new skis. I primarily ski the Midwest, Mid Atlantic, and North Carolina (I live in Tennessee, so these areas are within a 1 day drive). As you can see, I’m mostly on hardpack. I stick to the groomers, but I’m willing to dabble in off piste stuff if it’s available. I plan to ski 20 plus days this coming season. My skill level is a 7 (advanced intermediate). I’m 5’11” and will be at 190 lbs when the season starts.
I’m looking for as ski that is versatile when it comes to turns (short/med/long) and that’s stable at higher speeds. I’m a carver that likes to mix speeds. My friend has the the Rossi Experience 88 and thought the 83 might be a good choice.
I’ve been looking at:
Rossi Experience line
Volkl RTM 81-84
Head Rev 85
Nordic Fire Arrow series
K2 amp rictor 82
I’m starting to get information overload due to all the brands/models, rocker technology, etc. My budget is around $600-700, but i'm flexible. Any advice to narrow down my list is greatly appreciated.