I'm a youthful 54 year old skier. Probably advanced/expert. Never really tried slalom gates but last season was given a chance at a couple of events and totally loved it. I'm planning to join a masters club his season and was hoping to pick up some used dedicated slalom skis. I don't want to spend tons of money and am aware that used slalom skis are often not at peak performance. As I see myself as a starter I'm just not sure what me needs will be. If I stick with it I will upgrade eventually. I'm 5'10 175 lbs, and am assuming I need 165 to race regulation.
My options in review of our local ads are, all with bindings:
Rossingol 2014/15 Hero FIS sl 165 radius 13 ( assured hardly used) for $400
Dynastar Omeglass 63 slalom skis, radius 11, 165, with look p12 bindings. Seller reports minimal use, he's an instructor and only used them to teach, not race, about 8 years old. Reports in excellent shape for $200.
Head 2012 165, WC i.SL radius 13 with 4-12 SP 120 bindings, reports in good shape for $200.
I'm not in the slightest gear savvy. Want to restrict cost as much as possible (Christmas plus bought new skis last year). I have a set of Fischer 900 progressive 170 that are excellent and have a reported radius of 13-16 (pending on how ski used). Love them but don't think good enough if I pick up competitive masters racing.
Sellers are of course biased. Would appreciate opinion by wise members.