I'm from Belgium and i'm new here. I would like to buy a pair of skis but i don't have enough knowledge about ski gear to make a wise decision. I've always skied with rental skis but have had some bad experiences. I've read the "five key questions when buying new skis" and here are my answers.
Where in the world are you skiing?
Europe: French/Swiss/Austrian Alps
What kind of terrain do you prefer?
75 percent on piste (all conditions: groomed/ungroomed/moguls/icy/powder) and 25 percent off piste (when there is powder)
How many days a year do you ski?
about 10 days (would like to ski more in the future)
How advanced are you as a skier?
If you have 4 categories ( beginner - intermediate - advanced - expert) i would consider myself as advanced: i have a decent technique and don't have problems with any kind of slopes.
what's your height and weight?
i'm 190cm (6,2ft) and my weight is 100kg (220lbs)
i'm looking for an all-purpose ski and i think the all-mountain ski is the right type for me.
considering my height and weight, i believe that i need a longer (and stiffer) ski than most people?
Do i need to look for an (all mountain) ski with a wider waist width because of my weight? I ski mainly on piste (all conditions: groomed/ungroomed/mogul/icy/powder) and sometimes off piste (when there is some fresh powder).
Thank you in advance for your help!