I've recently started skiing more now that the kids are old enough to enjoy it. We just returned from a week at Luten, MN (North shore of Lake Superior), and I'm looking to update my gear.
I currently ski on Dynastar Coupe X8, 189m skis, and some old rear-entry boots (that I hate), however for this trip, I rented as I wanted to try some newer shape skis. Honestly, I didn't love them...I felt they didn't really 'stick' like I wanted them to, and generally we're 'squirelly' at higher speeds where as my Dynastar's generally go and do exactly what I want them to. (The rental's were some Atomic brand, that I've forgotten.)
They gave me pretty short ones despite my objections and desire for longer ones...I think they under estimated my abilities and rented me skis that were too short.
Anyway, we generally only ski on groomed runs, Lutsen, Afton Alps, Mt. Kato, Welch Village, etc, and even if we head to CO, we'd still be on groomed trails.
I'm 45, 6'2" with a size 11 Boot & 240 lbs...I could pick up a NOS Dynastar Max 6 @192cm, Dynastar Max L @180cm, Agyl 6 @178cm, or Dynastar 6th Sense Serial's, all new, unused and for buying a buddy a round or two at the bar. (He liquidated an old ski shop and has some left I can pick 1 set from.)
I simply want a good cruiser...I'm not going to be going down moguls (unless my daughter get's to that level), and for the most part will be just doing some nice wider turns to enjoy the time with the family while it lasts.
Any feedback is much appreciated...