Years, like over 15 years ago, I skied 200 slalom skis. Usually Head SL or Fischer RC4s. Being that those were old school and I haven't been skiing all this time, I need some new skis. I did go once this season to take the kids (4 and 10 yo)... With a pair of my old skis. Back then, I skied hard... hard enough to knock the camber out of them in a season or two. I also only ski the east coast, so there's lots of ice..
Now with knowing the kids love skiing, I need to get back into it and I need recommendations on what I should be looking for. Since all the current crop of skis look like fat skis or skinny snowboards, I'm not sure how to size them. I see the size recommendation charts on all these sites, but I keep thinking they're recommending skis that are to short. I'm 5'7" 165 lbs.. They recommend 160-170 as the proper size, but I'm thinking I need 180-190s. Am I way off on this?
Also, being east coast, I'm thinking carving skis or all mountain skis with a tight turning radius... I'd also like these skis to be light in weight... I'm way out of shape these days; compared to a decade ago, so I'd like some light skis.
Based on past knowledge, K2s were light compared to Head, Fischer, Atomic and Volkl. Because of this I've been looking at K2 Charger or Bolt... Still, being out of this so long, I really have no idea... So what size is right and what brand/model might be good for me? I'm nowhere near as aggressive as in the past, but based on what my family said about how I looked, I must still have some skill. I thought I was going to die coming down some trails, but my family stated my form was of an advanced skier.
So what say you?