I'm an intermediate skier, type II, about 6'6 230lbs for reference on the strength of a ski..
I have k2 t-nines that have a torsion box construction, spruce core, modular suspension system.. got them used awhile back on ebay in good condition.. they might be pretty old, say circa 2002 in fact.. i'm not familiar with too many types of cores that would be lighter.. i guess obviously this one is wood.. hence the heaviness..
My son's K2 apache jr's (136cm) are light as a feather and thin and flexible.. i believe they may have a "Triaxially braided foam core".. they are probably this light due to his age/weight i'm guessing.. Its really quite remarkable, granted he is young at 11 and these skis are light enough he can spin turn with ease and lift one foot almost the whole way down intermediate hills.. the weight on ours ski's makes this less possible for us
Then my gf's skis are salomon verse 7w poweraxe's that i think have a power foam core with fibertex (160cm).. she complains as well as to the weight, wishing they were much lighter.
So my question is.. are there other core types, maybe similar to the apache's that are thin/light that would work for a grown adult intermediate.. I do however, also want to go with a wider ski in the next set as well, so this may not help with weight... and.. i'd rather not buy new, but i'm guessing it could be hard to find ski's this light, yet durable used, but maybe not? I'd also rather not spend a fortune on new skis (used $150<, new i guess $300 tops each).
Any thoughts out there?
Thanks in advance