Looking to mine some wisdom of those who skied lots of frontside / carving skis over the last few years. Looking to pick up a pair of frontside skis to drill technique and enjoy early season in Colorado. Given I'll only spend a handful of days on them (assuming a decent year in Colorado I expect to spend more time on my daily 1-0-something drivers, and powder skis), I'll be going the used route hence the suggested date range. Doubt I can yet handle/make perform FIS or cheater skis.
Sizing recommendations would be helpful too as I only own more off-piste oriented skis.
- 6'2" / 170lb.
- Advanced intermediate / Advanced skier. Probably a mid-high 7? (Ski any and all terrain at Loveland except Rock Chutes, including all the steep bumps. But not with the grace and efficiency I'd like.)
- Ski 30-40 days a year. 80% of these at Loveland, rest at a smattering of CO mountains.
- 178 park skis (80mm) (for goofing around / slow cruising with SO/mom.)
- 176 Fischer Watea 84 (84mm)
- 177 Nordica El Capos (107mm)
- 185 BD Megawatts (125mm)
Or maybe I'm overthinking this, am just fine working on this stuff with the 84mm Wateas, and am just looking for a reason to own another pair of skis?
If not -- what lines/models/sizes should I keep my eye out for?