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Looking for some new skis

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Hello All,

This is my first post and I would greatly apprciate a little help. I have my first trip out west planned for this March and am looking for a new set of skis to replace my old Nordicas. They have served me well, but I'm looking for a new set that will allow me to ski both powder and groomed snow. I am a very strong skier and never found a run to challenge me anywhere on the east coast. I hope Utah proves more of a challenge. I prefer a firm ski as I'm 6.1 and weight 220. I would also like a decent about of tip in the back.Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Welcome to Epic. You are asking for "a decent amount of tip in the back", I assume you are asking for a twin tip? Do you ski backwards much or hit the park? Twin tips tend to be softer and more playful which is are not characteristics that you want from a ski that is good on groomers. Which Nordicas and what size were they that they served you well that you are replacing? What did and did't you like about them and what are you looking for this new ski to do that they didn't do for you? 

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Hey, wiseaguy, how old are you r boots ?
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Thanks so much for the help. My last skis were 170s nordica hot rods. I really enjoyed them. However, I have had them since I was in highschool and I recently got my first job out of college and am looking to buy myself a new pair (I've grown a bit since then). I am not much of a park guy, but do enjoy to go backwards from time to time. My biggest reason for these skis is something I get confidant on before I take them out west in March. I am looking for something I can ski hard east, but don't have to buy another new set for out west. I would appreciate any and all help!
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My boots are just as old!
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